“Above normal” storm season anticipated

GIS:-The 2017 Hurricane Season Runs From June 1 to Nov. 30.

Officials at the Ministry of Health recently revised plans for the 2017 hurricane season.

Health Disaster Coordinator, Dr Glensford Joseph, said the meeting focused on formulating a working framework, and to make recommendations on how to streamline plans within which all components of the Ministry of Health and interlocking sectors can operate during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.

The season is anticipated to be above normal with 11 to 17 named storms, five to nine of which are predicted to become hurricanes, and two to four of those developing into major hurricanes.

Dr Joseph said citizens should be prepared to mitigate the impact of any potential disaster.

The Ministry of Health urges all individuals to carefully plan and prepare for the 2017 hurricane season which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.


  1. Anonymous
    July 20, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Every the same damn thing ” above normal”, above average…on and on
    Who predicts those things?
    How many times have they been wrong?
    Do they get paid more on how bad they predict?
    Do they use Tara cards to predict the reason?
    If we get hit by one storm is it any than the year before where there were four or five and done hit us?

  2. Concerned
    July 20, 2017 at 9:16 am

    You are misinterpreting the information. The systems are already building up. Whether it hit us or not is not the point. They are being watched. What is happening is that they are giving the public too much information. When you give people too much information then they create problems or misinterpret the information.
    They have “potential” never said they will. So we have to prepare. It is better to be prepared then nothing happens than to be caught off guard.

  3. Anonymous
    July 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Well said concerned

  4. Anonymous
    July 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Nonsense people always their to talk crap… Now if they don’t give information and disaster strike who would you’ll blaim….foolish idiot….

  5. Anonymous
    July 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Above normal” storm season anticipated it’s always the same every year….

  6. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    better safe than sorry

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