NEMAC holds prestrike meeting as storm approaches

NEMAC holds prestrike meeting as storm approaches

The National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC), held a meeting today to ensure that Saint Lucia is prepared for an approaching weather system.

Minister for Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Local Government, Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute said the meeting was to ensure that this country is prepared for any eventuality.

Montoute said that the authorities are concerned about the system.

“I am being told that the last assessment this morning shows that we are still in the path,” he told reporters.

He recalled that the prediction is that there is a ninety percent chance of the system developing into a cyclone.

Montoute said Saint Lucia would be affected by the system within the next forty-eight hours, beginning in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

He disclosed that authorities will be paying close attention to determine what precautionary steps should be taken.

Montoute said that by 6 pm today there will be definite position on whether schools should be closed and what action the private sector should take.

The Minister is currently acting as Prime Minister.

He recalled that he was also Acting Prime Minister when Hurricane Tomas struck Saint Lucia in October 2010.

The hurricane caused the death of fourteen Saint Lucians and created widespread destruction of infrastructure and personal property.

Montoute also recalled that he was Acting Prime Minister during a period of heavy flooding in Dennery.

“At times like this you have to hold your nerves and provide leadership and that is what I intend to do,” he told reporters.

He disclosed that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who is off Island, is being kept abreast of local developments.

Chastanet is due to return home on Thursday.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Sad-But-True
    September 27, 2016 at 3:28 pm Reply

    Hope the white-boy gets strapped on a Galvanized Roof and let loose in the Wind when it gets to SLU.

    1. Anonymous
      September 28, 2016 at 9:14 am Reply

      lol SBT. I agree with you SBT

  2. Eagles Eye
    September 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm Reply

    You may be the one to get strapped on a galvanised roof and let loose in the wind if it gets here. You have shown yourself to be a damn idiot. Take care “little black boy who have not gone to school and learn ” that it is not Chas who will rescue you. Tan toe tan toe.

    1. Sad-But-True
      September 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm Reply

      SLU has rescued the White boy. I hope you are able to understand what i mean with you 3rd grade level of education :_

    2. your aunt sejar
      September 27, 2016 at 10:58 pm Reply

      he is taking trip alright you notice he ain’t no where around here when storm hit,sad but true is one who flunked kindergarten twice,but you just keep flapping your wing sad but true and fly right on way way away from around here we don’t need your kind,probably see shoplifting quit if you was gone,good by good riddance.The PM can do what ever he want.

  3. your mama
    September 27, 2016 at 4:51 pm Reply

    white black brown blue red you all talk like your color blind you fools don’t come crying at mama’s door when cyclone comes crashen through cause I be done gone away from here you’ll can shoot it out for all I care maybe you be fortunate and be sitten on the ocean on a piece of galvanized roof,by time rescue boat get you you wish maybe that you would have treated mama nicer.

  4. Precious
    September 27, 2016 at 5:43 pm Reply

    Oh Lord with u people we should be preparing an praying for the best but thats the topic instead for goodness sake ! Awa Wii any way I Hope we all survive it

  5. Anonymous
    September 27, 2016 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Why is this dummy reminiscing about all the times he served as acting PM. this is SERIOUS business and this idiot is stroking his ego and taking trips down memory lane.

  6. your aunt sejar
    September 27, 2016 at 10:56 pm Reply

    he is taking trip alright you notice he ain’t no where around here when storm hit,sad but true is one who flunked kindergarten twice,but you just keep flapping your wing sad but true and fly right on way way away from around here we don’t need your kind,probably see shoplifting quit if you was gone,good by good riddance.The PM can do what ever he want.

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