The worsening weather conditions have slowed the Jamaica Public Service Company’s restoration efforts, as its technical crews are finding it difficult to work in the heavy winds and rain now affecting the island.
JPS estimates that approximately 30% or 170,000 of its customers across the island are currently without power, as a result of the impact of the weather on the island’s power delivery system. The Company this morning activated its Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) islandwide, to facilitate damage assessment and restoration of power to affected areas. However, while restoration efforts are continuing in some communities, the prevailing weather conditions have significantly compromised the Company’s efforts to restore power in some areas.
JPS asks customers for their patience and understanding, as it continues to monitor and respond to the current situation.