Communication (DCOMM), Ennia Bldg., Longwall Rd., Philipsburg,
Sint Maarten W.I. Tel. +1 721 543-1162,
542-4119, Fax: 543-1169; Email: gis at sintmaarten.net
or dcomm at sintmaartengov.org; Website: www.sintmaartengov.org
Release: Thursday, July 03, 2014/N117
ODM: Do not be
complacent this hurricane season; First hurricane of the season forms
GREAT BAY, Sint
Maarten (DCOMM) – The first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Arthur, formed this week off the
U.S. coast of Florida/Carolinas.
though the system does not pose a threat to the country, it is indeed a
reminder that we are in the hurricane season and everybody needs to be
The Office of Disaster
Management (ODM) is appealing to residents not to let their guard down,
preparedness pays off, do not be complacent.
Caribbean island chain will see an increase in the formation of tropical wave systems
coming off the coast of Africa from now until after mid-October, and these
waves have the potential to develop into a tropical storm.
ODM is calling on
the Sint Maarten community to view the formation of the first hurricane of the
season as a reminder that they should not become complacent and to make sure everybody
has everything in place and are storm ready.
Home owners and
business operators must take the required actions to minimize the risk of
injury and damage to property in case there is a hurricane strike, and the time
to act is now if you haven’t already.
Being prepared is
essential prior to a hurricane strike. Businesses and government must
survive and recover from a disaster as quick as possible which would ensure
that the economy can be up and running and our way of life returns to normal.
Remember, it only
takes one to make this a bad hurricane season for the country.
The hurricane season
runs through November 30.
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of Communication (DCOMM), Sint Maarten
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