NEMA and Met Office Monitoring Weather System
Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 31, 2019 (ZIZ News): In the interest of public safety, the St. Kitts MET Office has advised the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of activity taking place in the Atlantic Basin.
As it is the hurricane season, the MET office is closely monitoring the Atlantic which is showing signs of development.
Senior Met Officer Elmo Burke said the National Hurricane Center gives the weather system a 50 percent chance of potentially developing into a cyclone over the next 5 days.
As has been done as part of NEMA’S hurricane preparedness awareness campaign, National Disaster Coordinator at NEMA Abdias Samuel has encouraged persons to stay informed and be prepared.
He said while the agencies saw it necessary to inform the public of the system, there is no need for alarm at the moment.
He appealed to the public to be vigilant, especially with the upcoming holiday weekend.
It was advised that the rainy weather experienced over that last few days are in no way associated with the system that is forming in the Atlantic.
The National Disaster Coordinator has appealed to the media to assist NEMA and the MET office in disseminating responsible information.