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Nov 3, 2022

Coast Guard Saves Three Lives at Sea

Now that the hurricane has passed, and water supply has been partially restored, the question people are asking is when the power supply will be restored in their area. NEMO Coordinator, retired Colonel Shelton Defour explained that is up to the electricity provider. But while B.E.L works to restore the country to the national grid following the hurricane, the Coast Guard was busy saving lives during the storm as he explained.

 

Col (Retired) Shelton Defour, NEMO Coordinator

Shelton Defour

“Once B.E.L, which has indicated to the chairman to Prime Minister that within twenty-four to forty-eight hours, they could see the restoration of electricity throughout the country in particular the affected areas, that means the water systems should be able to come up as quickly as possible. That is the key area for us right now besides humanitarian and where search and rescue is ongoing. The Coast Guard managed to save or rescue three persons from one of the tugs that was in trouble and they are getting medical treatment. We have two more search and rescue case pending at Drowned Caye and Robinson Caye area. So we still have some emergency conditions and things like that that we have to attend to. The B.D.F is still deployed at the shelters because when they do land search and rescue with people who are in bad situations or state that need assistance, we have to get them to those very shelters so we’re hoping that within twenty-four to forty-eight hours that the situation should clear up, so we want people to bear patience.”


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