Deputy National Disaster Coordinator at NEMA says preparation is key to safety during Atlantic Hurricane Season

By: Chaïra Flanders

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 31, 2019 (ZIZ News): The start of the Atlantic hurricane season begins today Saturday June 1 and runs until Saturday November 30.

In this light, Deputy Disaster Coordinator, at NEMA, Claricia Langley Stevens said St. Kitts and Nevis should use the experience from 2 years ago to remind us of our vulnerability.

She spoke of the damage cased by Hurricanes Irma and Maria back in 2017, noting that a near average Hurricane season was predicted during that year.

She then went on to express how important early preparation is to our safety and security.

Langley-Stevens said we must never forget the power that comes from Hurricanes and how they can impact our livelihoods.

The Deputy Disaster Coordinator said despite the National Hurricane Centre’s forecast of a near normal Hurricane Season, the public should continue paying attention to weather updates and preparing their homes and businesses while the season progresses as a safety precaution.


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