PHILIPSBURG:—COn Thursday, the Chairlady of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin gave an update with respect to Tropical Storm Isaac and what the country can expect for Friday based on decisions that were taken in an EOC meeting on Wednesday.
Based on an assessment of the weather situation on Thursday with the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac through the Southern Leeward Islands; the Tropical Storm Watch for Sint Maarten is expected to be lifted within the next 24 hours or less.
Schools will reopen on Friday, September 14;
Friday will also be a normal business day;
Government services will continue as normal on Friday.
The Police Force of Sint Maarten security and safety operational plan has been executed, and the public would have observed a number of checkpoints along the public road network. This measure was taken to ensure safety and security of the Sint Maarten community with the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac.
The Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten along with the EOC will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac as it clears the Southern Leeward Islands into the Caribbean Sea today.
The Prime Minister would like to thank the public for their diligence in monitoring the storm during the pass days.
Remember, to continue to monitor official local weather and Government related information by visiting (www.meteosxm.com); the Government of Sint Maarten website (www.sintmaartengov.org) or the Government of Sint Maarten social media Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/SXMGOV), or tune into Government Radio 107.9 FM.
The Prime Minister will give an overview on Friday after the Friday morning EOC meeting with respect to the country’s response in preparing for the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac.