GREAT BAY, (DCOMM) – On Sunday afternoon the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) met under the chairlady-ship of Prime Minister Hon. Leona Romeo Marlin.
Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) from the country’s national disaster emergency system met at the Government Administration Building and were briefed by the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) about Tropical Storm Dorian that is located several hundred miles out in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Windward Islands.
The Prime Minister also received a preliminary update regarding national preparations for the hurricane season from some of the ESFs. A meeting of the EOC will convene on Tuesday afternoon where another statement will be released with respect to the status of Dorian.
The community should continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Dorian.
Dorian, the fourth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, at this point in time does not pose a direct threat to the country.
According to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) Special Weather Bulletin on Sunday afternoon, Dorian is projected to pass approximately 217 miles south of Sint Maarten early Wednesday.
The community and new residents are urged to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike by visiting the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to download your “Hurricane Season Readiness Guide’ and “Hurricane Tracking Chart.”
The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) reminds residents and business owners to have plans in place for quick action when the need arises – storm ready!
The remaining storm names for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season are: Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imedla, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.
Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM – for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane.
For official weather-related information, check out the website of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS): www.meteosxm.com
Remember, it only takes one hurricane to make it a bad season. Are You Ready? Be prepared this hurricane season!