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Sandys resident survives Fiona, although ceiling doesn’t

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Some of Sandys resident Janet Burke’s many palm trees, which she purposefully laid on their sides before the Category 3 hurricane Fiona. (Photograph by Stefano Ausenda)

Sandys resident Janet Burke was one of thousands of people to lose electricity early Friday morning as a result of the category 3 Hurricane Fiona.

She lost power shortly after 2am, but regained it about ten hours later.

Ms Burke also lost part of a ceiling during the storm.

She said: “I think the ceiling came down due to the pressure of the wind, rather than the air.”

Once the weather had cleared up a bit, a pedestrian noticed the broken sheet rock outside of Ms Burke’s home and in neighbourly fashion, looked at the inside ceiling and offered her advice.

Before Fiona’s approach, Ms Burke turned all 190 of her palm tree pots on their sides which minimised a lot of potential damage.

“I knew that if I had left these pots standing upright, they would all be shredded [during the hurricane],” she said.

Also during Fiona, a door in Somerset village was blown onto the roadside and shattered into pieces. A plank of wood has been placed where the door used to be until it gets properly fixed.

A piece of wood on Mangrove Bay Road, replacing a door which was damaged during Hurricane Fiona. (Photograph by Stefano Ausenda)

Another Sandys resident who wishes to remain anonymous has rabbits, chickens, pigeons and goats. All of his livestock was safe and sound during and after the hurricane and no damage was done to their pens or cages. However, his avocado tree was greatly damaged.

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Published September 24, 2022 at 8:00 am (Updated September 23, 2022 at 6:45 pm)

Sandys resident survives Fiona, although ceiling doesn’t

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