State of emergency declared for all counties on Florida’s east coast due to Hurricane Isaias

first_imgIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Division of Emergency Management has a reserve of personal protective equipment available, including 20 million masks, 22 million gloves, 10 million gowns, and 1.6 million face shields.In addition, the state has purchased 50 generators to handle power outages throughout Florida.The state also has 9.4 million bottles of water and 2.6 million meals ready to be deployed.DeSantis said he does not anticipate that emergency shelters will be needed for Hurricane Isaias, but the state will be ready just in case. prepare On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for every county on Florida’s east coast from Miami-Dade to Nassau County ahead of Hurricane Isaias.Hurricane Warning in effect for Palm Beach County, Treasure Coastlast_img read more

Parika/Goshen Road among major projects for 2018

first_imgPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has disclosed that one of the priority projects for 2018 is the Parika to Goshen Road.Patterson made the disclosure on Saturday during the re-commissioning of the Bagotville, West Bank Demerara.He explained that the preparation for works is in its final stage with the design almost completed and “hopefully it can go through a public/private partnership and can start soon.”In January 2015, the Public Infrastructure Ministry in collaboration with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), engaged the consulting Team, J-Dos Internationalé Incorporated to provide engineering designs and supervision of works for the Parika to Goshen Road.The proposed Parika to Goshen Road is approximately 56 km long and runs within the right-of-way of the Del Conte Road on the East Bank of the Essequibo River, passing through occupied agricultural and forested lands.Additionally, from the $1.8 billion allocated into the 2018 Budget for miscellaneous roads across the country, $137 million was provided for Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).Other projects“We have earmarked funds for repairs to roads in La Parfait Harmonie, Belle West, Wakenaam and other areas. For main access roads, we have funds earmarked for the repairs and phrase for the Canal One and Two. In 2018, also we are proposing to continue studies for roads, the additional paved highway road from Free and Easy to do an alignment to Sandhill then from Sand Hill to Monkey Jump,” Minister Patterson saidThe feasibility study for those works should commence shortly.Other projects slated for the region include the new Demerara River bridge, sea and river defence works and completion of the Parika Stelling, for which funding is already secured from Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).“We have secured about US$15 million from the CDB [Caribbean Development Bank] for two main projects; to complete the Parika Stelling and to convert the Lethem airport into a regional aerodrome. Also in 2018 the Ministry through the Government of Guyana with a grant from the Government of Japan is procuring 1610 LED lamps and several areas in Region Three have written their requests and they will get their fair share of those lights”, the Minister underlined.Some of those communities include Belle West, La Parfait Harmonie and new housing schemes in the region.“In 2016, I described Region Three as the new frontier, I think the future of the country lies in the development of Region Three due to the strategic location and the advantages it has,” Minister Patterson noted.last_img read more