Leslie Miller, MP
BEC, Executive Chairman
While Hurricane Joaquin spared much of The Bahamas, some southern/central islands have not fared well.
The Freeport News
in a post-hurricane report was informed that electrical service in Rum Cay and San Salvador will be out for at least two weeks.
The same is likely for Long Island, Crooked island/ Acklins and Cat Island, based on reports but Bahamas Electricity Corporation Executive Chairman Leslie Miller was able to confirm the conditions in Rum Cay and San Salvador.
A good portion of the roof was blown off," Informed Miller
In the meantime, until restoration begins to some degree, the BEC plants in Rum Cay and San Salvador will be utilized to provide temporary electrical source.
For instance, in Rum Cay, residents have been told to take their small freezers to the plant.
In San Salvador, the assistance will be limited because, according to Miller
, the facility sustained heavy damage.
has projected a modest figure of $250,000 for electricity restoration to the two aforementioned southern islands.
Other than many poles being down, BEC teams will also be confronted with downed trees.
"Despite the problems they will have to deal with for weeks ahead, I noticed that generally the people of Rum Cay and San Salvador were in high spirits and I commend them," said Miller, who remains the Executive Chairman of BEC until the government appoints a new board to work with the management group Power Secure.
and other BEC representatives were scheduled to travel around mid-day on Sunday to other parts of the Southern/Central Bahamas chain where airports were only reopened on Sunday.