LIME Reminds the Public To Exercise Caution with Cables
Lime Press Release, Aug 29, 2010, Basseterre – LIME is reminding the public that the heavy winds and rain which may affect the island due to the effects of Hurricane Earl, may cause some of the company’s cables to come loose from poles or to be shifted out of position.
In most cases where this occurs, if the cable is not broken, service will remain uninterrupted. LIME is therefore strongly appealing to members of the public not to cut or otherwise damage these cables.
Instead, the company is asking that all such occurrences be reported to its Emergency Control Centre at 611 and a crew will be dispatched to carryout repairs as soon as it is safe to do so.
LIME is also reminding our internet customers to ensure that the telephone connection to the modem is unplugged from the jack in the event of a lightning storm in order to prevent damage or destruction to the modem. It would also be prudent to unplug other electrical internet-related devices as well from the power source.
LIME is also appealing to the public not to burn leaves or other debris under its cables as this could cause severe damage and disrupt service.
Additionally, LIME is urging customers to ensure that the batteries for both their mobile handsets and their cordless fixed lined phones are always fully charged and emergency numbers should be programmed in memory for fast dialing if necessary.