St Kitts & Nevis, September 8, 2017 - The Island of St Kitts and Nevis is recovering after hurricane Irma left a trail of devastation stretching over much of the Island yesterday. The National Hurricane Centre in Florida issued a warning on Monday 4th September of a Category 5 storm with winds of up to 190mph.
As the Island braces itself for yet another tropical superstorm – Hurricane Jose (which is set to make landfall over the weekend), Range Developments has been working tirelessly to secure the loose roofing and debris from the Mansion Sports Pavilion Complex.
Located on the East coast of St Kitts, the Sports Pavilion currently presents a danger to the community, which is now in major clear-up efforts and is also preparing itself for the approach of Jose. The complex was renovated back in 2009 at a cost of $1.3m, and this recent natural disaster has meant that further renovation will now be needed.
Range Developments is currently working with the local government and alongside the Kier Group construction company to minimize the risk to the public and to try and prevent any potential collateral damage.
Kamila Ondrackova, Area CSR Manager at Range Developments commented on the emergency work being carried out:
“Our efforts at present, financial and human, are focused on assisting the government with the demolition and repair of the Mansion Sports Complex in St Kitts. There is some urgency in this regard given Jose's potential impact.”
This isn’t the first time Range Developments has helped with disaster relief. In August 2015, Range Developments sent over 100 tons of food and household goods to bring much-needed relief to the Island of Dominica after Storm Erika wiped out much of the Islands infrastructure.