Opposition Leader Jamal Pringle expressed his gratitude towards APUA, law enforcement officers, NODS, and EMS for their hard work during the passage of Tropical Storm Philippe, which resulted in severe flooding in Antigua and Barbuda.
The storm, which, according to Climatologist Dale Destin, “misbehaved”, caused island-wide power outages in both Antigua and Barbuda. Additionally, several homes were impacted, and multiple individuals had to be rescued.
In a press statement released earlier, Pringle applauded the efforts of the community and church groups.
“We all came together as a community and as a country to return to a state of operation, mobilizing to remove shrubs, fallen trees, and debris that obstructed drains and waterways. Driving through the communities, it warmed my heart to see neighbors helping each other and children playing their part. I saw people coming together to achieve something worthwhile in the name of humanity and love of country,” he said
He said he reached out to residents on Barbuda and from reports, they are all safe
“Antigua and Barbuda is a strong nation, and even through adversities such as this, we are quick to get up, dust ourselves off, and move on with renewed strength. Thank you, all, for being your neighbor’s keeper. May God continue to bless us, and may He continue to hold the nation of Antigua and Barbuda in His hands,” he added.