Barbuda spared storm damage

While residents on mainland Antigua have recorded widespread damage due to the passing of Tropical Storm Gonzalo, the sister island Barbuda has fared better.

The former head of finance for the Barbuda Council, Fabian Jones reported that although the island experienced gusty winds, there was minimal damage.

“There is a lot of water on the ground and there are a few tree branches down,” he said. “There was a lot of wind, it was really gusty.”

Reports from another Barbudan, Alana Nedd, reported that no major incidents were recorded to her knowledge, but the island has been without electricity since 7am yesterday.

Additionally, she reported that communication was severely limited after service provided by both telecommunication companies failed.

OBSERVER media understands that several offices were flooded due to the heavy rains, including the immigration office. Holy Trinity Primary and Sir McChesney George High School are expected to remain closed.

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