POND ISLAND–Schools on the Dutch side reopens to children tomorrow, Friday, after a one-day closure related to the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac. The government-ordered closure was made as a precaution and not because the weather system posed any direct threat to the island.
Learning Unlimited Preparatory School, a privately-run institution, opted not to close its doors today, Thursday, citing that businesses were not required to close and as such parents would require child care.
Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin as head of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said this afternoon that the Tropical Storm Watch was expected to be lifted within the next 24 hours or less.
Tomorrow, Friday, will also be a normal business day with government services available as normal, she added.
The Police Force’s security and safety operational plan was executed with a number of checkpoints joined by military personnel stationed along the road network. This measure was taken to ensure safety and security of residents during Isaac’s passing.
The prime minister expressed her thanks the public for the diligence in monitoring the storm in the past days. She will give an overview about the country’s preparation and response to Isaac tomorrow, Friday, after the EOC meeting.
The Meteorological Department and EOC will continue to monitor Isaac as it clears the Southern Leeward Islands into the Caribbean Sea today.