The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is currently undertaking a survey to determine the extent of damage and loss of household contents that persons in the British Virgin Islands experienced with the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Director of the CSO, Raymond Phillips explained that they are using a two-tiered approach for the survey by visiting households and hotspots such as supermarkets where significant numbers of people are likely to be found.
The survey questionnaire is one-page and can be completed within five to ten minutes and Mr. Phillips appeals for the cooperation of all who are approached.
The survey includes questions on losses or damage to household appliances and other amenities, food, shoes and clothing and whether or not the contents of the household were insured.
The data generated from this survey will supplement other data acquired through the Town and Country Planning Department from building assessments and the Macro Fiscal Unit which analysed impact on the local economy.
Fifteen officers from the CSO have been deployed to conduct the survey which will end on Saturday, November 4.
Click on the following link to view a video clip from CSO Director, Raymond Phillips. https://www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/videos/698301253708525/