Well folks, today is day 51 post-Irma and guess what … we have some power in Cruz Bay!! How exciting is that??!!
Do we wish the whole island had power? Absolutely. But we are super happy with the progress that’s happening. So a HUGE thank you to the crew from BBC Electrical of Joplin, Missouri and WAPA!!
We chatted with a few of the guys from BBC tonight, and they told us that power extended up Centerline Road and all the way up to the clinic. Very exciting stuff! They did say, however, that it will take some time to power up the whole island as they have restrictions with regard to work in the National Park. Some of the new holes for the power polls will have to be dug by hand and that will take some time. They also said that they’ll have to use helicopters to string some lines in certain areas due to the dense forest.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more. Thanks for reading everyone!