#TurksandCaicos, September 9, 2017 – Providenciales – FortisTCI has begun the process of assessing the impact of Hurricane Irma and the damages to our Transmission and Distribution assets, generation facilities and support infrastructure. We are diligently planning for restoration of services and returning the Company to normal operation in the quickest possible time.
Over 500 Poles Damaged
Based on preliminary estimates, FortisTCI has sustained extensive damage to its transmission and distribution network. About 500 poles have been damaged or destroyed across Providenciales. At this time, FortisTCI is working to get members of our senior operations team to the Sister Islands to assess the damage to our assets in these service territories.
Damage Assessment in Sister Islands
You will receive a further update as soon as assessments are completed on Grand Turk, South Caicos, Salt Cay, North Caicos and Middle Caicos.
While we cannot, at this early stage, estimate how long restoration efforts will take, FortisTCI would like to assure everyone that we are putting everything in place to get to work as soon as possible.
Coming Soon….Additional Work Crews from Fortis Inc.
Crews from Fortis Inc. are already mobilized to join us here in the TCI as soon as the airport is re-opened and they are able to land. Some 58 persons will join us from FortisCB; FortisAlberta: FortisOntario, Maritime Electric and Newfoundland Power. Later on, other crews from Fortis Inc’s US-based utilities will join the restoration efforts.
We encourage you to keep checking our Facebook page for more updates as we begin restoration efforts.
Press Release: FortisTCI