MARIGOT – The island is on yellow alert, Daniel Gibbs, President of the Collectivité d’Outremer de Saint Martin said in a brief press statement. Gibbs asks the population to prepare for the arrival of the storm
Gibbs said that the National Hurricane Center and Meteo France are monitoring the system. “Remain vigilant, take your precautions and keep yourself informed about the progress of the storm,” Gibbs said.
He urged people to secure their homes, check their stock, prune their gardens, and remove all objects that could become projectiles and to prepare methodically without panicking.
Irma is a major hurricane, Gibbs warned. “Keep listening to the weather reports and take all necessary precautions.”
Source: TODAY http://today.sx/local-news/gibbs-irma-major-hurricane/