Statement from the Office of the Leader of the Opposition
Davis led delegation assesses Hurricane damage and delivers supplies to Abaco
For Immediate Release
4 September 2019
Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Philip Davis led a delegation comprising Deputy Leader Chester Cooper, MP for Englerston Glenys Hanna Martin and Senators Darville and Coleby-Davis along with party officers and officials travelling in 2 aircraft teams carrying a variety of supplies including water, generators and canned and dry food products.
The delegation visited Moore’s Island and Treasure Cay.
The Leader was particularly concerned about Moore’s Island as there were no official reports on how the people of that community fared. Residents indicated that communication systems failed four days before Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Additionally, current conditions include no power, no water, no bucket truck, downed power lines, damaged sea wall, flooding in the roads, damage to houses – four extensively damaged – and destruction of docks.
The Leader committed to assisting where possible in the restoration and normalization of that island community. A generator, water and food supplies were left in the community.
As for Treasure Cay, reports indicate extensive and profound destruction and damage impacting houses, businesses and resorts.
The PLP has created a Disaster Relief Committee to procure donations of food and water and other supplies to assist the national effort in bringing relief at the earliest opportunities to mitigate suffering.