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‘Do not get close to or touch any downed power lines’- BVIEC

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has warned persons not to get close to or touch any power lines downed during the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona. Photo: BVIEC/Facebook
Fiona has reached Puerto Rico as a Category 1 Hurricane. Photo: NBC New York
Fiona has reached Puerto Rico as a Category 1 Hurricane. Photo: NBC New York
LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has warned persons not to get close to or touch any power lines downed during the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona.

According to a public message from BVIEC yesterday, September 17, 2022, after the storm has passed the Territory and the all-clear is given, the BVIEC team, as customary, will endeavour to carry out assessments and restore power accordingly.

“During this period, we will greatly appreciate the public's cooperation and patience,” BVIEC said.

BVIEC also said: “Persons should not get close to or touch any downed power lines, but report them to BVIEC by calling (284) 852-4600.”

Fiona has now reached Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane.

7 Responses to “‘Do not get close to or touch any downed power lines’- BVIEC”

  • Linda (18/09/2022, 13:01) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    OK. Don't have to even tell me twice, but I am safe inside anyway.
  • HI BLONDIE (18/09/2022, 13:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks fof keeping the people informed / finally you doing something CONSTRUCTIVE , so hopefully nyou will continue on that intelligent path / put all that knowledge into it , and that will inspire Mr honest speaking to be honest b
  • Wellsah (18/09/2022, 13:21) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well that’s a bummer I was thinking about picking the line up and reconnecting the power myself. Thanks for telling me not too.
  • Hmm (18/09/2022, 13:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    why is there low voltage though?
  • bush (18/09/2022, 13:35) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cut the bush with all that stollen money
  • west (19/09/2022, 05:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    To them selfish people who always want to know when the power coming back on. Next time pay attention to the chicken on the grill and tell me if you was a lineman after a storm or better yet a relative. Would you put you life on a live electric line for me. STOP ASKING FOR THE POWER TO BE RESTORED, LET THE PEOPLE DO THEIR WORK IN PEACE. A LINE MANI N JAMAICIA WAS ELECTRICUTED ON A POLE YESTER DAY. STOP IT!
  • Hmm (19/09/2022, 07:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those light men were up and about soon after the storm repairing damages. I wish CCT could have done same in East End. They had no internet or limited connection


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