Barbados government assessed 81% of homes damaged due to Hurricane Elsa

Dr William Duguid - the Minister of Housing, Lands, and Maintainance of Barbados have informed the general public that a total of 81 per cent of houses that were damaged by Hurricane Elsa have been assessed now.

Barbados: Dr William Duguid – the Minister of Housing, Lands, and Maintainance of Barbados have informed the general public that a total of 81 per cent of houses that were damaged by Hurricane Elsa have been assessed now.

The Minister added that that out of the 2 077 houses allocated to be assessed, 1 681 have been completed.

On 7 August, 2021, while speaking to the members of the media at Mahogany Lane. It is the city where a wooden three-bedroom house in a state of deterioration was demolished by the – Urban Development Commission – UDC to be rebuilt.

Following the statement, he added that all the houses in the – St Peter, St Andrew, St Joseph and St John, which were affected by the hurricane Elsa and freak storm, have already been assessed.

“And of those assessments, 404, or 24 per cent, are total rebuilds, and the repairs are one 1 191, or 71 per cent,” the Minister added.

He also announced that 90 homeowners asked only for materials have received what was needed to complete their own renovations.

The Minister also made it evident that all the financial rules have been followed as it relates to awarding contracts for repairs or rebuilding homes damaged by hurricane Elsa.

The Minister cited, “Nobody was misplaced or misrepresented from Deans Town. Deans Town continues to be a very good programme that we launched. We had a press conference there and we are very happy with how the Deans Town sales are going.”

The Minister further explained that the home at – Mahogany Lane, which is owned by 64-year-old Judy Goddard and was damaged due to Hurricane Elsa, had collapsed into the road. He stated because of the state of Goddard’s house, UDC placed rebuilding it at the top of the list.