A report released yesterday said motor vehicle dealers and operators throughout the territory suffered a major blow during Hurricane Irma, with one dealer reporting that 131 of its new vehicles have been damaged.
“All five of the motor vehicle dealers were significantly impacted by Irma, resulting in a large percentage of their fleet being damaged or destroyed, with one of the major dealers reporting significant damages to 131 of their new vehicles,” said the Third Situation Analysis done by the Department of Disaster Management and the National Emergency Operations Centre.
The report further stated that a number of Government vehicles, as well as many operated by residents, were affected.
“A major portion of the private sector vehicles have also been impacted. Those that are
being driven have been allowed to operate even though they do not meet the road worthiness standards.”
“Similar damages occurred to Government vehicles, thus creating a challenge for
emergency responders and other critical agencies,” the report further said.