Public urged to be ready for Hurricane Irma

POND ISLAND–Residents are urged by Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher to start preparing immediately for the passing of Hurricane Irma in the local area. 

  The Minister said in a press statement though it is unclear how the storm will track next week, its size indicates it “will probably affect the island in some way, shape or form.”

  Private homes, hotels properties, businesses, the marine sector, everyone should be ready for whatever comes our way, she added. “Please do not take the storm lightly. Let us be as prepared as we can be.” 

  Hurricane Irma has developed into a Category 2 hurricane and is forecast to possibly develop into a dangerous category 4 next week. The storm should impact the local area by Tuesday or Wednesday. 

Source: The Daily Herald