#TurksandCaicos, October 3, 2017 – Providenciales – More power poles over the weekend arrived in country to support the massive job of restoring the electricity of nearly the entire country still, nearly a month after Hurricane Irma which did the real damage to the #FortisTCI power supply system. Worst hit are known: Five Cays, Chalk Sound, Blue Hills and Grand Turk.
FortisTCI is updating the government on a daily basis when it comes to electricity restoration progress and up to September 27th there were nearly 5,000 customers restored; 44% in Providenciales, 75% in North and Middle Caicos; 15% in South Caicos and Grand Turk had 51 customers with their power back on.
The job in the Capital is extensive as 36 miles of electricity wire needs to be run and on Salt Cay, there is yet to be an assessment. #MagneticMedia has been hounding leaders for a timeline for restoration of electricity, the Premier explains that FortisTCI is working on one and that information will come this week, according to Mrs. Robinson.
As it relates to what Hurricanes Irma and Maria have cost the country, the tally is still unknown. Premier Sharlene Robinson said the United Nations through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will help the Turks and Caicos determine what the economic impact is of the killer storms which pounded the Turks and Caicos Islands in September.