VITEMA NOTICE RE SCHOOL OPENING, CURFEW AND *POWER RESTORATION SCHEDULE*
Alert / Warning
Other - Resource Status Report
...This is an ACTUAL RESOURCE STATUS REPORT ALERT...
Issued By: VITEMA
Affected Jurisdictions: Virgin Islands
Headline: PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO OPEN THURSDAY; CURFEW LIFTED
With considerable progress made in the restoration of power and the clearing of roadways, Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. and Lt. Governor Gregory R. Francis are announcing the official opening of public schools territory-wide on Thursday and the lifting of the nightly curfew in the St. Thomas-St. John district, which was imposed as a public safety measure in the aftermath of Hurricane Earl.
Based on assessments and reports from the leadership of Department of Education and the V.I. Water and Power Authority, power has been restored at all of the territory’s public schools, flooded classrooms have cleared of water and cleaned and a majority of the hurricane debris have been cleared from school grounds. Public schools territory-wide are now ready to receive students.
The department’s school lunch program and bus transportation services will also resume as of Thursday.
The V.I. Water and Power Authority is continuing its efforts to restore remaining are without energy, according to WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge Jr.
According to WAPA’s assessment of restoration efforts, as of Wednesday afternoon on St. John, restoration is 95 percent complete with all schools and government offices fully energized.
On St. Croix about 85 percent of the feeders have been restored. Line crews continued to work across the island in areas including; William’s Delight, Gove Place, Carambola, Canaan Ridge, King’s Hill, Judith’s Fancy, Rattan, Questa Verde, Smithfield, Two Williams, Whim, Estate Welcome, Christiansted Town, Boetzberg, Cotton Valley, Five Corners, Mon Bijou and La Grande Princess. Crews will continue on to other areas of St. Croix until 10 p.m. tonight. Complete restoration is anticipated by Saturday, according to Director Hodge.
Anticipated Restoration Schedule
As of Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Wednesday, September 1
Annas Retreat & Thursday
St. Joseph & Rosendahl
Valley Road/ Tutu areas
Crown Mt Rd/Crown & Hawk
Lindberg Bay/Contant- Mill
Mandahl – partial & Thursday
St. John – ALL
Red Hook Plaza/Nazareth
Thursday, September 2
Ross Estate/Hospital Ground
St. Peter Mountain Rd/North Star Village
Northside to include
Hull Bay/Dorothea/Bonne Resolution
Frydenjhoj Partial – other Friday
Altona & Welgunst/Patriot Manor
Partial and Friday
Savan Partial & Friday
Friday, September 3
Raphune Hill Remainder
Nadir, Bovoni, Partial Frydenhoj
Audio Recording URL: http://www.vialert.gov/Public/DownloadAudio.aspx?parentid=3097765&type=3
As of 8:00pm 9/1/10, Estate Belvedere, Betsy's Jewel, Scenic West (Rt. 78) off Mon Bijou. areas above North Shore and most of Scenic East HAVE NOT had power restored. Not one WAPA vehicle has been seen in this area. Calls to WAPA have not been answered. The emergency #'s annoucned on the radio either ring, ring, ring, or are busy.
Wapa phones are like above here, no answer.
We need to be careful not to power the grid, workers can get hurt/die.
No power in cotton valley and no one answering the phones at wapa. Saw one wapa vehicle as it was backing down our washed out street.
with all this GREAT stuff WAPA is NOT answering calls.
It is shame!!!!
I wish I had an electric fan with real electricity! Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot! One time the guy just kept singing "were getting hotter, were getting hotter, were getting hotter hotter hotter". Come on man, how about were getting cooler, were getting cooler, were getting cooler cooler cooler. Give me a break! I know I'm hot hot hot. Don't keep harassing me
WAPA still out on Beeston Hill. I saw a WAPA truck yesterday, nothing since. Every time I call WAPA they sound like it is the first time that they are hearing about the power outage, they have no idea when power will be back on. When you live on a third world island, a generator is a necessity of life. Either that or go green, you certainly cannot depend on WAPA.
We called to report our power out yesterday. They took the info and Ric's cell number. Tonight at about 6:30 they called us back. Evidently they ARE working and then checking to see if what they've done has restored power to specific areas. Anyway, we were out to dinner when they called. She gave us a number to call when we got home. We did, they answered, we told them we still didn't have power. They said thanks for calling back and they would keep working and call again.
We're in Betsy's Jewel. We did see a wapa crew in Mon Bijou on the way home, so I do think they're working on it.