Monday, November 8, 2010

Hurricane Tomas - Updates for early Monday 8th

Good morning everyone - I'll post a couple times today, so please do keep tuned - I'm getting a lot of info on needs and figure info will come in as the day unfolds, so I'll pass it on...plus there are a few things I'd like people to start thinking about to help get us back on our feet - people earning etc...

So to start - from NEMO this morning - and if you want to contact them direct: slunemo@gmail.com and to get their email updates send a blank email to slunemo@yahoo.com

LIST of ITEMS NEEDED


1.     Bottled Water – 1,000 cases
2.     Bulk Water
3.     Building Material – Lumber; Plywood
4.     Electrical Fittings
5.     Nails – 20 cases: Assorted lengths;
6.     Hammers – 500
7.     Generators – 70
8.     Plastic Sheeting – 500 rolls
9.     Galvanized Sheeting - 2000 pieces assorted lengths
10. Mattresses – 500
11. Cots – 500
12. Raincoats – 20 dozen
13. First Aid Kits – 24 dozen
14. Hurricane Lamps – 500
15. Battery Operated Flash Lights - 500

  Food Supplies / Kits

1.      Sugar- 200 bags
2.      Matches – 20 cases
3.      Flour – 200 bags
4.      Powdered Milk – 50 cases
5.      Rice – 200 bags
6.      Oil – 200 cases
7.      Batteries – 400 cases – C & D
8.      Infant Formula – 50 cases
9.      Cereal – 25 cases
10.  Pulses / Peas, Beans, Lentils etc. – 50 cases of each


Cleaning Supplies/Tools

1.      Garbage bags – 10,000
2.      Bass brooms - 1000
3.      Scrubbing brushes - 1000
4.      Mops - 1000
5.      Mop buckets - 1000
6.      Water Containers – 1000 - Five gallon collapsible
7.      Shovels - 500
8.      Rubber Gloves/disposable – 40 cases (assorted sizes )
9.      Disinfectant – 50 cases
10.  Cutlasses with files - 500
11.  Chain Saws - 24
12.  Rakes - 500
13.  Water Hoses - 75

Hygiene Kits

1.      Toilet paper – 200 cases
2.      Pampers [adults and children] – 100 cases assorted
3.      Tampons and sanitary napkins – 50 cases
4.      Toothpaste – 50 cases
5.      Toothbrush – 50 cases
6.      Antiseptics – 50 cases
7.      Hand sanitizers – 50 cases
8.      Washing Soap Powder – 50 cases
9.      Shampoo – 50 cases
10.  Combs – 25 cases
11.  Bath Soap – 50 cases
12.  Soap Dish (Plastic) – 25 cases
13.  Disposal Razors – 25 cases
14.  Bath Towels - 2000
15.  Hand Towels - 2000
 SHIPPING DEM BARRELS - CONCESSIONS!
Government Announces Early Concessions on the Importation of Barrels

November 8, 2010 [Castries] -- At its special meeting of 4 November, 2010, Cabinet approved the application early Duty Free Concessions on Christmas Barrels as part of the Hurricane Tomas Recovery Effort. The
following were agreed to by the Cabinet of Ministers:

1. 100% Waiver of Import Duty and Consumption Tax on unsolicited personal items, food, clothing and toys contained in barrels imported between 1st November, 2010 and 31 January, 2011. Electronic items are explicitly excluded;

2. The number of barrels that would qualify for the concessions would be limited to two (2) per household;

3. There would be an upper limit of EC$2,000.00 per barrel on the value of items qualifying for the concessions;

4. The items identified in one (1) above must be for personal use only, and not for commercial use; and

5. The usual penalties, fines, etc. would be applied if the goods are used for commercial purposes.

The granting of concessions on "Christmas Barrels" by Government this year is being applied at an earlier time as a direct effort to offset the impact of Hurricane Tomas. The concessions are also a gesture of goodwill by Government, which is designed to bring relief ahead of the festive season. Government hopes that the extension of these concessions at this time will help to bring joy to Saint Lucian families based in our nation and in the Diaspora.
MONETARY DONATIONS - TO NEMO
BANKING DETAILS FOR TRANSFER OFFUNDS

USD CORRESPONDENTS


BANK OF NEW YORK  
ABA 021000018      
SWIFT CODE   IRVTUS3N    
FOR CREDIT TO                    
BANK OF SAINT LUCIA LTD   

P O BOX 1862                                 

CASTRIES ST LUCIA 

SWIFT CODE   BOSLLCLC   
ACCOUNT NO; 102001338
                                                        
BANK OF AMERICA MIAMI  
ABA 066007681
SWIFT CODE:  BOFAUS3M
FOR CREDIT TO
BANK OF SAINT LUCIA LTD

P O BOX 1862       

CASTRIES ST LUCIA 

SWIFT:  BOSLLCLC
ACCOUNT NO; 102001338

CITIBANK NA
111 WALL STREET
NEW YORK  10043
SWIFT CITIUS33
ABA 021000089
FOR CREDIT TO; BANK OF SAINT LUCIA LTD

P O BOX 1862    

CASTRIES ST LUCIA   

SWIFT   BOSLLCLC
ACCOUNT NO; 102001338


WHAT'S UP WITH THE WATER - Note, my Dad told me he heard on this morning's 6am news that they do also hope to start pumping water from the Dam today - he said the report was difficult to hear, but let's hope that it's correct and that pipes are not as broken as first thought...I will update later to confirm or not confirm this!
WASCO Restores Water Supply in Parts of Babonneau

November 7, 2010 [Castries, WASCO]-- The Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) has restored the water supply to some parts of Babonneau, Anse la Raye, Dennery and Vieux Fort. The company is working quickly to provide water to other parts of the island in the wake of Hurricane Tomas. Crews have repaired all breaks at the Chassin intake that supplies the Hill 20 production facility. This good news follows the completion of work at the Talvern, Des Rameaux, Anse la Verdue,
Thomazo and Beausejour, Vieux Fort intakes last week. Many residents of the north made use of the supply of fresh, running water from the Hill 20 production facility this past weekend.

High levels of turbidity at the Ravine Poisson intake is rendering work there ineffective: most of the remedial work undertaken there last Friday, November 5, 2010, was washed away by the river. WASCO is now focusing all resources on the John Compton Dam and Vanard. Crews from the Ministry of Communications and Works are assisting the WASCO team at the Vanard site. They are working round the clock to get the system back on line as quickly as possible. WASCO is continuing to get assistance from regional and international partners in that regard.

A five-man technical team has started to refurbish two control panels at the John Compton Dam. The team landed here on Saturday, November 6, 2010 and is working closely with LUCELEC to reinstall the panels to operate two pumps at the dam. There is minimal visible evidence of pipe damage along the course of the river, which is encouraging. However, the full extent of pipeline rupture will be determined better, when the pumps are reactivated.

At the Venus Estate in Anse la Raye and Errard, Dennery, high river levels are hampering piping, desilting and other clearing work. Crews continue to make steady progress in clearing access roads, laying pipes, and desilting water intakes in other parts of the island. However, WASCO is continuing to face the problem of resilting as more landslides occur.

In the meantime, WASCO is still advising that St. Lucia is in a water crisis and residents should harvest as much rain water as possible until a steady supply can be produced. NEMO has issued an emergency water treatment guide to educate the public about remedial water purification measures, as WASCO works to get all its systems back on line in the shortest time possible.

ROTARY AND SHELTERBOX.ORG

As of Sunday - a TOTAL of 115 Aquaboxes; 5 Aqua Filters and 80 Shelterboxes were brought in to St. Lucia - some of the Shelter boxes were taken up to Fond St. Jacques and set up.  The Freight Cost of these shipment is donated by Virgin Atlantic Airways.