Some communities still without electricity after heavy rains


Electricity was still being restored to a number of communities affected by power outages following yesterday’s heavy rains.

According to Barbados Light and Power (BL&P) Manager of Communication and Government Relations Jackie Marshall- Clarke customers in St Philip, particularly Union, Woodbourne and Welches are still without power. Electricity was cut in those areas after a poll fell in the Crane around 12.30 p.m. yesterday.

Marshall- Clarke also told Barbados TODAY, a fallen poll in Sturges, St Thomas had disrupted electricity service in that parish along with St Joseph and St Andrew. She noted that power was being gradually restored to those communities.

She stressed that the BL&P was tackling the issue “case by case”, noting that has additional crews have been despatched to affected areas.

“We apologise for the inconvenience to our customers who experienced no supply and as always we continue our efforts to restore as quickly and as safely as possible,” Marshall-Clarke assured.

6 Responses to Some communities still without electricity after heavy rains

  1. Jada Jameson
    Jada Jameson November 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Is Barbados light & power responsible for people stale meat and other refrigerator products or this is a act of nature fault???

    • Anthony Michael Hinds
      Anthony Michael Hinds November 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Considering that Barbados Light & power doesn’t control the weather i’d say that its an act of nature.

    • Jada Jameson
      Jada Jameson November 30, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Okay Anthony Michael Hinds

  2. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman November 30, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    House contents insurance is likely to cover freezer contents. Check your policy

  3. jrsmith November 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Well, well I am so surprised by the comments from (BWA) no words of climate change , I salute them…keeping it real all just part of natures way of showing who is in charge. not people signing bits of paper…….

  4. Helicopter(8P) December 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    The weather system that effected the island on Tuesday 29 Nov 2016 was a rarely occurring pattern. The relative winds aloft were directing an upper air mass that apparently came over from Panama bringing much needed water. It passed through my thoughts; ” Can this trough of weather be sent here by those long gone Barbadians in Panama who were sending their best wishes to the island on the 50th anniversary of independence?”


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