Citizens and residents are advised to ready themselves for this year’s hurricane season, which commenced on Thursday, June 1.
According to Senator Samantha Marshall, the time to prepare is now – although preparations really ought to have been underway already.
Marshall says that persons should start putting their disaster plans in order – whether as a family, religious organization, school, business, government or private organization – since forecasters were already monitoring a system on Thursday, the first day of the season.
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), she says, will continue to provide communities with the information necessary for disaster-preparedness.
And in the event of a storm, residents should seek out information from credible sources to monitor the happenings throughout the season; they should not be persuaded to act on misinformation and disinformation, she says.
This “could only cause unnecessary fear and panic in the face of concerted actions in the preservation of life, property and livelihoods, ” Marshall cautions.
Should a disaster take place, she notes that it will take everyone’s efforts to assist the Government and its supporting agencies to ensure the country recovers within the shortest possible time.