A Message from Anguilla Disaster Management- September 11, 2017

From Anguilla Disaster Management:

 

INFORMATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Tel: (264) 497-5666​​ Fax: (264) 497-3134​​  E-mail: ​ddmaxa@gmail.com/ddm@gov.ai

INFORMATION RELEASE​​No. 6 of 2017

Restoration of Anguilla Continues

The Valley, Anguilla – Hurricane Irma impacted Anguilla on Wednesday 6th September 2017 causing moderate to significant damage to infrastructure in Anguilla.

The Public is advised of the following updated information from the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) regarding the recovery effort:

Recovery TimeNews
A Sector Needs Assessment is currently being conducted to prioritize restoration efforts. The Government aims to have critical sector services such as tourism, health and education functional within the next six (6) months. However, due to the extensive damage sustained to utilities and buildings such as electricity- it may take approximately 2-3 years to return to a state of normalcy.

Aid
A team of Royal Engineers, British Marines, and medical staff from the United Kingdom (UK) arrived on Island today to further contribute to the relief efforts.
Also, an aid package to the sum of 32 million pounds has been supplied to all British Overseas Territories to support the recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma by the UK government.
Further, the Caribbean Development Bank has granted Anguilla US$200,000 towards relief efforts.
And, a medical team from the Cayman Islands will be flying in to assist and provide medical supplies.
Due to damage to predesignated relief stations throughout the island, The Valley National Emergency Operations Centre Warehouse adjacent to the Police Station is now the designated point for persons to receive aid.

Ports
Blowing Point- A proper assessment of the Ferry Point Terminal is soon to be undertaken. Currently it is non-operational for safety concerns; the official assessment will be released in a subsequent bulletin.

Sandy Ground- Road Bay Port in Sandy Ground is functional to receive cargo. All items being shipped to Anguilla must be properly manifested (addressed correctly with a full list of all items being sent). Also, as there is no one shipping courier managing the shipment of relief items, contact the closest shipping agent in your area.

Airport- Clayton J Lloyd International Airport is currently operational for Charters and emergencies.

Financial Institutions
Banks such as the National Commercial Bank of Anguilla (NCBA) and First Caribbean International Bank (FCIB) are working diligently towards a Wednesday Opening.

Scotia Bank Building has sustained damage; however constant dialogue is being had to notify customers to its operational days.

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National Emergency Operations Centre
11th September 2017
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with the Department of Disaster Management, please call 1-264-497-5667.