(ZIZ News) — With St. Kitts and Nevis expected to feel the effects of Tropical Storm Danny between Sunday night and Monday morning, Director of the Public Works Department, Cromwell Williams says plans are already in place to facilitate the cleanup process following the passage of the storm.
“Before the impact of the storm, what we normally do is we deploy some of these heavy equipment on strategic locations around the island so in the event that any area is cut off we would have equipment strategically located. We also have arrangements with some of the private owners of heavy equipment and so we engage them in advance to let them know that we may call on you in the event of certain damage,” he said.
Speaking at last week’s Disaster Mitigation Meeting, Williams noted that information relating to the after effects of the storm must be channelled through his department.
“The information as to damage needs to be forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Works for onward transmission to NEMA and on to the Office of the Prime Minister. And so, permanent secretaries and heads of departments etcetera, the proper channel for information in terms of damage assessment is through the Office of the Director of Public Works. I’m responsible for compiling that information and channelling it through the right channels,” he said.