Wind & Weather Forecast

Emergency Shelters

Shelter Location Capacity Manager
Kim Collins Stadium Bird Rock 21
Newtown Community Center Ponds Pasture 62
Newtown Pavilion Ponds Extension 12
Seventh Day Adventist (Lamb Shelter) Wellington Road 13
Hope Chapel George Street 14
Shelter Location Capacity Manager
Methodist Church Hall Victoria Road 60
Anglican Church Hall Victoria Road 56
Mc Knight Community Centre Connell Street 45
Olivet Gospel Hall Malone Avenue 47
Dorset Park Dorset (Basseterre) 9
Salvation Army Cayon Street 40
Shelter Location Capacity Manager
Trinity Anglican Hall Palmetto Point 29
Antioch Baptist Church Infirmary Road 37
Trinity Community Centre Trinity 20
Shelter Location Capacity Manager
Old Road Community Centre Old Road 56
Verchilds Pavilion Verchilds 29
Grace Gospel Hall Middle Island 19
Ebenezer Methodist Church Hall Old Road 29
Challengers Community Centre Challenger 39
Halfway Tree Comminity Centre Halfway Tree 20
Shelter Location Capacity Manager
Sandy Point Community Centre Farm Site 37
Methodist Church Hall Crab Hill 35
Anglican Church Hall The Alley 29
Lighthouse Baptist Church Crab Hill 53
Shelter Location Capacity Manager
Old Road Community Centre Old Road 56
Verchilds Pavilion Verchilds 29
Grace Gospel Hall Middle Island 19
Ebenezer Methodist Church Hall Old Road 29
Challengers Community Centre Challenger 39
Halfway Tree Comminity Centre Halfway Tree 20

Emergency Contacts

Emergency: 911

RSCN Police Force Headquarters: 465-2241
Old Road Police Station: 465-6250
Sandy Point Police Station: 465-6261
St. Pauls Police Station: 465-6281
Tabernacle Police Station: 465-7227
Cayon Police Station: 465-7258
St. Peters Police Station: 465-2418
St. Johnson’s Police Station: 465-2241
Frigate Bay Outpost: 465-6899

Fire Services: 465-4339

J.N.F. General Hospital: 465-2551
Mary Charles Hospital: 465-7398
Sandy Point Hospital: 

St. Kitts Water Services Department: 465-8000
SKELEC: 465-2000
St.Kitts and Nevis Red Cross: 465-2584
Salvation Army: 465-2106
Coastguard (St. Kitts): 465-9279
UWI Seismic Research Centre: 662-4659
SCASPA: 465-8121
ZIZ: 465-2621
SKNIS: 467-1416
Freedom FM: 465-6474 / 762-5030
WINN FM: 466-9586

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
P.O. Box 186 Lime Kiln,
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Tel: (869) 466 5100
Fax: (869) 466 5310
Email: nema@gov.kn or nemaskb@thecable.net

District #One (1): South Peninsula – Victoria Road (East)

Name: Mr. Rhon Boddie

Position: District Manager

Mobile/Home: 465-0807/663-0421

Work: 466-6119 ext 244

RhonBoddie@gmail.com

Name: Mr. Hester Rawlins

Position: Assistant District Manager

Mobile/Home: 465-4811/660-0901

Work: –

Email: RosRawlins@hotmail.com

District #Two (2): Victoria Road (West) – Wigley Avenue (East)

Name: Mr. James Hanley

Position: District Manager

Mobile/Home: 663-3155/465-2467

Work: –

Email: BarmanHanley@yahoo.com

Name: Mr. Vincent Fough

Position: Assistant District Manager

Mobile/Home: 663/763-1130

Work: 467-1546

Email: ViantFou.13@gmail.com / ViantFou@hotmail.com

District #Three (3): Wigley Avenue (West) – Palmetto Point

Name: Mr. Lawson Archibald

Position: District Manager

Mobile/Home: 667-2619a

Work: –

Email: Shamaka_97@hotmail.com

Name: Ms. Nadia St. Catherine

Position: Assistant District Manager

Mobile/Home: 661-9901

Work: –

Email: N.S.St.Catherine@gmail.com

District #Four (4): Challengers – New Guinea

Name: Mr. Derrick Boone

Position: District Manager

Mobile/Home: 663-6401

Work: –

Email: ItsMarshMellow@hotmail.com

Name: Mrs. Corrine Small

Position: Assistant District Manager

Mobile/Home: 465-1396/663-5036

Work: –

Email: Corsma@gmail.com

District #Five (5): Sandy Point – Fig Tree & Surrounding Areas

Name: Mr. Travis Douglas

Position: District Manager

Mobile/Home: 660-8591

Work: –

Email: UnderPressure_183@hotmail.com

Name: Mr. Shorn Edwards

Position: Assistant District Manager

Mobile/Home: 669-7681

Work: –

Email: Shorn_99@msn.com

District #Six (6): Newton Ground – Harris’

Name: Mr. John Mills

Position: District Manager

Mobile/Home: 669-8269

Work: –

Email: JohnMills200@hotmail.com

Name: Mr. Joseph Richardson

Position: Assistant District Manager

Mobile/Home: 662-7057/661-8734

Work: –

Email: –

District #Seven (7): Belle Vue – Ottley’s Ghaut (East)

Name: Mr. Maurice Benjamin

Position: District Manager

Mobile/Home: 660-7290

Work: –

Email: Phillip3073@hotmail.com

Name: Mr. Warren Thompson

Position: Assistant District Manager

Mobile/Home: 668-8922

Work: –

Email: WThompson@mcom.com

District #Eight (8): Ottley’s Ghaut (West) – St. Peters

Name: Mr. Ralda Claxton

Position: District Manager

Mobile/Home: 667-1133/465-3837

Work: –

Email: RaldaClaxtonSR@gmail.com

Name: Mrs. Patricia Nurse-Clarke

Position: Assistant District Manager

Mobile/Home: 663-4116/763-6653

Work: 465-2151

Email: Maureen1991@yahoo.com

Hurricane Preparedness

Know your Emergency Shelters

Contact the National Disaster Office for the closest shelters.

Have disaster supplies on hand

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Non-perishable (canned food) and water
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Essential medicines
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Sturdy shoes

Protect your windows

Permanent shutters are the best protection. A lower-cost approach is to put up plywood panels. Use 1/2 inch plywood–marine plywood is best–cut to fit each window. Remember to mark which board fits which window. Pre-drill holes every 18 inches for screws. Do this long before the stoTrim back branches from trees
Trim branches away from your home and cut all dead or weak branches on any trees on your property.

Check into your Home and Auto Insurance
Confirm that policies are valid and coverage is appropriate.

Make arrangements for pets and livestock
Pets may not be allowed into emergency shelters for health and space reasons. Contact your local humane society for information on animal shelters.

Develop an emergency communication plan
Make sure that all family members know what to do. Teach family members how and when to turn off gas, electricity, and water. Teach children how and when to call police or fire department and which radio station to tune to for emergency information. In case family members are separated from one another during a disaster (a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school), have a plan for getting back together.

Hurricane Watches and Warnings

A hurricane watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24-36 hours. A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane conditions (winds of 74 miles per hour or greater, or dangerously high water and rough seas) are expected in 24 hours or less.

During a Hurricane Watch

* Listen to the radio or television for hurricane progress reports.
* Check emergency supplies.
* Fuel car.
* Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, and garden tools and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
* Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows.
* Remove outside antennas and satellite dishes.
* Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
* Store drinking water in clean jugs, bottles, and cooking utensils.

During a Hurricane Watch

* If you need to evacuate your home, lock up home and go to the nearest shelter.
* Take blankets and sleeping bags to shelter.
* Listen constantly to a radio or television for official instructions.
* Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home.
* Stay inside, away from windows, skylights, and glass doors.
* Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy. Avoid open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.
* If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power “surge” when electricity is restored.

 

Caribbean countries are at risk to many types of disasters as a result of the impact of a variety of hazards such as: hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides and fires. These disasters tend to have a greater impact on the elderly than any other demographic, as the proportion of people in this category, is rapidly increasing.

About 80% of the elderly have at least one chronic health condition e.g. diabetes (sugar), hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, (weak joints), and heart disease. These often lead to disabilities and inability to perform basic activities of daily living such as bathing and eating. They require special diets and medicines, which are not always available during and immediately after a disaster.

Many experience problems with their mental health and with their daily ability to move about.

The elderly tend to experience declining vision and hearing, which makes it difficult for them to communicate.

Many elderly persons live in poverty and are not able to invest in measures to lessen their risk from a disaster, e.g. hurricane proofing their home.

All these conditions make it difficult to maintain their housing and prepare for a potential disaster. They experience difficulties evacuating their environment, protecting themselves and accessing services such as healthcare, water and food before, during and after a disaster. Illnesses and disabilities of the elderly can also worsen after a disaster.