Medical Air Services AssociationMedical & Health in Freeport, Bahamas
The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a panel discussion to address lessons learned post Hurricane Matthew on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Del...phine's Room at Pelican Bay Hotel @ 6 p.m.
To register attendance you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 352-8329.
Our lives are filled with doorways. We call them transitions. They each take us to a new adventures. Some doorways appear to hold us back but when we later remember them, we find that they actually moved us forward, we just weren't aware of it at the time.
- Mr. Prophet
The GrandBahama Power Company issued a statement on Thursday morning stating its engineers are ready for Hurricane Sandy.
In a press release, the company said i...t is continuing to monitor the storm approaching Grand Bahama, and they will not be performing a planned shutdown of their systems.
“We will continue to provide power to our customers as long as wind speeds and safe operations allow,”the release continued. “However, should we lose our system during the storm; we will not be able to restore it until it is safe to do so.
“Due to the predicted high wind gusts associated with Hurricane Sandy, we are aware that customers will be experiencing storm related outages. Once the storm is under way, in order to safeguard our staff, we will be unable to respond to any outages until after the storm passes. Immediately after NEMA issues the all clear, and we begin our assessment and restoration efforts, we will provide regular updates and estimated restoration times and information as available.”
The release said the company is watching the forecasts carefully and will continue to make regular updates via the local radio stations and on its website www.gb-power.com.
Grand Bahama Power Company urged customers to remain focused on ensuring they are prepared and have taken the necessary precautions and to exercise extreme caution and prudence in preparation for the storm.
1. Stay away from, and do not touch, a downed power line. Keep pets and children away from them as well. Always assume downed lines are energized and dangerous.
2. Avoid stepping in or coming in contact with water where power lines are down. If you use a generator, always follow the manufacturer’s directions. GBPC recommends hooking appliances directly to the generator, using properly-sized extension cords. If you hook your generator directly into your home’s electrical system, turn off your home’s main circuit breaker to avoid stray voltage from going out on power lines and endangering GBPC crews or the public.
3. Report the downed power lines to GBPC at 352-8411. Only qualified electric utility workers should attempt to move downed power lines.
4. Never drive over downed power lines. Even if not energized, they can become entangled in your vehicle. Never touch downed power lines or use any object to move power lines, including brooms, boards, limbs or plastic materials.
5. Although wood is non-conductive, if even slightly wet it will conduct electricity, causing electric shock or electrocution. Power lines can also slide down such objects when lifted.
6. Never touch a person or object in contact with power lines.
CAN YOU AFFORD TO WAIT?
What of you or a loved one got into a serious car or boating accident and the Rand could not care for you? Contact Patrick Ferguson at 351-5122.
On May 10th I became seriously ill and was admitted to Rand Memorial Hospital...After 3 days in the hospital the Doctors informed me that they could do nothing for me...My husband decided to call Medical Air Services and have me transferred to South Miami Hospital in the USA. On Tuesday May 13th, I met two of the most wonderful, gracious people I have ever met, Vikki & Kelly, Medical Air Representatives. I was so impressed with their caring and professional bedside manners. They treated me so special I was totally amazed because we are not accustomed to that. I would like to thank MASA for the great service that was rendered to me. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART...! Sellie Jones & Family. Freeport, Grand Bahama.