Posts Tagged "SUSAN McGRATH-SMITH"

Bermuda Wired salutes BELCO for restoration work; Our Company of the Week!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 2 comments

Bermuda Wired salutes BELCO for restoration work; Our Company of the Week!

THE BERMUDA Electric Light Company Ltd. (BELCO) is OUR pick for ‘Company of the Week’. The reason, we say, should be obvious: BELCO’s hard work to quickly restore power to most islanders in the aftermath of Hurricane Igor, a category one storm that bruised the island over the weekend. On Monday, the Serpentine Road company announced Igor had left nearly 30,000, more than half the country, without electricity. Miraculously, BELCO’s hard-working crews wasted no time in hitting the ground running. And 72 hours later, the number of those without power dropped to around...

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[9 p.m. UPDATE] Around 1,500 still waiting for power restoration

Posted by on Sep 22, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

[9 p.m. UPDATE] Around 1,500 still waiting for power restoration

MORE electricity customers now have power in their homes thanks to continuing Hurricane Igor restoration efforts being carried out by BELCO. Hurricane Igor, now in the history books, battered the island over the weekend with winds speeding at nearly 80 MPH. Thankfully it caused no deaths or injuries and left mild damage. BELCO’s Susand McGrath-Smith reports that as of 9 p.m. Wednesday night, just 1,580 customers were waiting for their power back — down from 2,800 at the start of the day. Here’s a breakdown of the outages: Around 810 customers in the Central Parishes were...

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BELCO finds hurricane damage worse than anticipated

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

BELCO finds hurricane damage worse than anticipated

PROGRESS is being made by power provider BELCO in restoring the remaining electricity outages caused by Hurricane Igor. Hard-at-work spokeswoman Susan McGrath-Smith said tonight at 9: “Approximately 3,900 customers are without power. “All crews will stand down by midnight and customer service representatives will go home by 10 p.m. “With several jobs ongoing, a further reduction in this number is expected before work concludes for the day.” The company earlier reported its crews were taking longer than anticipated in restoring power due to the widespread damage Igor...

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BELCO’s 12 p.m. update: 200 have power restored since morning

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

BELCO’s 12 p.m. update: 200 have power restored since morning

TWO HUNDRED BELCO customers have been restored with electricity  since early this morning.The hardworking BELCO spokesperson Susan McGrath-Smith telling us at noon-time that 1,500 customers in the Central parishes were out of power, 1,400 in the east and 1,300 in the west. Around 2,200 customers were without power. Crews today are working in the following areas:   ·         Main Road, Somerset,   ·         Spring Benny,   ·         Heydon Trust,   ·         Middle Road, Southampton   ·         St Davids,   ·         St Georges...

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