#Nassau, September 4, 2019 – Bahamas – Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) would like to assure customers in the areas of New Providence shown on the map above that we are working on your areas, but there are exigent circumstances affecting the efforts to return you to service.
Firstly, New Providence suffered severe flooding due to Hurricane Dorian. In fact, customers from a number of areas called BPL on Monday morning at about 2AM to request to be taken offline due to concerns over shock conditions because the water level in their homes had risen to cover the electrical sockets. Having taken those areas offline, we are unable to return them to service until the homes have been inspected and deemed safe to receive electrical supply.
It is possible that, if you are nearby one of the flooded areas, your supply may be tied to that area. Every attempt will be made in these instances to separate homes that are safe to re-energize from those that are not. This may not always be possible.
Thank you and stay safe.