September 20, 2019
OPERATION RELIEF SATURDAY
Preparations for Operation Relief Saturday are in full swing. The event will be held September 20 at Independence Park from noon to 6 p.m. The primary objective is to distribute more supplies, food, plus provide access to critical services and to provide uplifting activities for families.
NEMA PREPARING NEW WAREHOUSE SITE
The new location of a warehouse for the Grand Bahama National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is almost ready. This is a 22,000 square foot facility on Queen’s Highway. As mentioned before, this new facility will greatly assist NEMA in having a bigger, more permanent location from which to work.
After a few days of cleaning, scrubbing and moving around equipment in the warehouse, Commander Daxon reported that they are just about completed. Now, we just need the power and water so that NEMA workers and volunteers can begin moving supplies to that facility and begin distributing from there.
FOWLCO STEPPING IN TO LEND A HAND
CEO of FOWLCO Logistics, Glenett Fowler gave an update at Friday’s NEMA (GB) Update and is helping to set up the new distribution center. FOWLCO is also carrying out logistics works at the Freeport Harbour to ensure that all of the supplies are coming into through the harbour.
In addition to the airport and harbour, they are also assisting with logistics at the Marina at Old Bahama Bay and supply chain management in terms of coordination and information.
THE CLEAN UP OF THE ISLAND CONTINUES
The Building and Development Services Department says the cleanup of the island continues. As of Friday, September 20, 2019, they will be moving into the Highland Park and the Regency Park to begin clean-up work in those neighborhoods. The Department is also working with the Power Company to restore the traffic lights firstly in the downtown area.
NEW PROVIDENCE - Hazardous Material Land/Marine:
Inspections of active hurricane shelters were carried out at the Fox Hill Community Centre, Fox Hill Rd and the Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium by the Department of Environmental Health Services, Pan-American Health Organization and an accompanying vector control team.
Conditions were found satisfactory and grounds were treated for rodents at the Fox Hill Centre, which at the time housed 140 persons.
Conditions at the K.G.L. Isaacs facility were found unsatisfactory however rectifications were in progress as it related to diesel spillage from a standing generator, empty containers holding water, settled water in outdoor public areas and rodent control.