Hurricane shelters open as of 5:00pm

POND ISLAND–Seven hurricane shelters will open their doors to residents as of 5:00pm today, Monday, ahead of the passing of Hurricane Maria. The country remains under a tropical storm warning and a curfew will take effect as of 7:00pm until further notice.

The shelters are St. Maarten Academy School Gym (St. Peters), Dutch Quarter Community Centre (Dutch Quarter), Belvedere Primary School (Belvedere), National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) in Cay Hill, Leonald Connor School (Cay Bay), Methodist Agogic Centre (MAC) St. John’s Estate campus and Little League Ball Park, (Pond Island).

The shelters are for residents whose homes are not in good shape to weather the passing of the hurricane.

In general, residents should complete hurricane preparations by the end of the day today. This should include a plan of action for accommodations prior to the passing of the hurricane if residents feel unsafe in their home.

Review your hurricane supply kit. This kit should contain identity documents (passport, identification card, driver’s licence, health insurance SZV card, non-perishable food, water, medication, flashlight, battery-operated radio and other insurance documents. These should be in a ready-to-go bag when staying with family, friends or at shelter

Source: The Daily Herald