NEMA calls for continued vigilance
(Basseterre, St.Kitts, August 2 2011) Officials at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are asking everyone to continue paying attention to weather advisories and take the necessary precautions in the event of storm hitting the federation.
This comes following Monday’s scare from tropical storm Emily which spared the federation its wrath.
NEMA representative, Perry Peets says we must be prepared for anything as weather conditions remain unpredictable.
“Persons are again cautioned by NEMA to be diligent and to continue to exercise good judgment in all of their undertakings. We are asking persons to do what’s necessary to protect themselves, family and property as all weather disturbances can become unpredictable at any time. Persons should refrain from parking in ghauts and known waterways as there may be a potential for flooding and be prepared to move from low lying areas to higher grounds if the situation warrants it,” he said.
Peets says an increased awareness will be necessary as we are about to enter the peak of the hurricane season.
“As we approach of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season, we are appealing to residents to take the advisories from the Met Office very seriously and to remain in a state of readiness to protect life and property in the event of a threat of inclement weather during this time,” he said.
Information from the national hurricane center suggests that tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the Next 48 hours.
Satelitte image of Tropical Storm Emily