Posted On: Thursday, 17 May 2012
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, (Thursday, 17th May 2012)-With the hurricane season fast approaching, the St. Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC), is currently conducting a series of tree cutting, which started mid last week.Public Relations Officer for SKELEC, Mr. Gawain Fraites, in an interview, indicated that the initiative forms part of their preventive maintenance programme and that the purpose of the programme is to remove the trees from the utility lines so that they do not interrupt service and endanger the public.
He also called on the general public to assist them in this endeavour, by contacting the company at 465-2013 and giving the dispatcher the necessary information.
Fraites also went on to explain that it is imperative that the company cut as many trees as possible as these can severely damage the lines during the storm season and can hamper the recovery efforts following a hurricane.
SKELEC is seeking the public’s full cooperation in this undertaking and will be informing the owners of properties prior to the time of cutting to ensure that it is accessible.
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