Clarke: Domes will be ready by Feb. 20

Disaster Reconstruction Authority Chairman John Michael Clarke said yesterday that the domes in Spring City, Abaco, to provide temporary housing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, will be ready by February 20.

“There are 32 domes in Spring City, Abaco,” Clarke said during the Grand Bahama launch of the Small Home Repair Programme.

“Those domes should be fully completed by February 20, and persons that want domes on their properties can now apply for domes on their property.”

Clarke said the domes will be “free for a time”.

He said the domes at Spring City will only be available to residents of Spring City, but that other Abaconians will be able to apply to have the domes put on their properties.

“The domes in Spring City are for the residents in Spring City,” he said.

“What that means is if you are not ordinarily a resident in Spring City, and when I say ordinary resident, if you weren’t living there August 21, 2019, the dome is Spring City is not for you.

“The domes are free, and those with properties where we can verify that’s where they live, you can apply for a dome and we will make sure that you can get a dome on your property.”

Dorian decimated portions of Abaco and Grand Bahama in early September.

In the immediate aftermath of the storm, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that the government will erect domes as temporary housing for Abaco storm victims.

Originally, there were plans for a Family Relief Centre to be comprised of 250 domes at a cost of $6.4 million.

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Rachel Knowles

Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues. Education: University of Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish

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