Statement for PM of Saint Lucia on Tropical Storm Harvey, 18 August 2017

Statement for PM of Saint Lucia on Tropical Storm Harvey, 18 August 2017

Press Release:THE SITUATION

Tropical Storm Harvey started affecting Saint Lucia overnight. The Saint Lucia MET Services has indicated that the centre of the storm is expected to pass directly over Saint Lucia around 8:00 am this morning and will continue to affect Saint Lucia into the afternoon.

Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides are advised to continue to be vigilant and exercise extreme caution. Small craft operators should remain in port.  All persons are advised to keep away from the beaches and not to venture unnecessarily. Continue to listen for advisories, stay alert and be in a constant state of preparedness until the ALL CLEAR is declared.

NATIONAL ACTIONS TAKEN

  1. The National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) met yesterday on the situation. The Emergency Operations Centre was partially activated from 5:30 p.m. yesterday.
  2. Police and Emergency Personnel were briefed and are fully mobilised. The Special Services Unit (SSU) and Marine Unit are on full alert.
  3.  District Disaster Committees have been briefed and continue to update the NEMO Secretariat on their areas.

The NEMO Secretariat will continue to monitor the situation and to keep the public informed. The public is again reminded that the official source for information are the MET OFFICE and NEMO in Saint Lucia.

Further updates and information will be provided by the Director of NEMO.

On a special note, let us all pray for the safety of all Saint Lucians and in particular for our farmers who are still recovering from Tropical Storm Matthew. May God bless their crops, may God bless Saint Lucians and may God bless Saint Lucia.

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 18, 2017 at 7:24 am Reply

    Is the country shut down or no

    1. Anonymous
      August 18, 2017 at 7:26 am Reply

      No

  2. want specific information
    August 18, 2017 at 7:40 am Reply

    This is what irks me with NEMO, by now at 7:33 am Friday, I think something more CONCLUSIVE, a little clearer as to if businesses and workplaces should open should be said in a clear and not prone to misinterpretation way. think of persons who live far and actually have to travel to Castries to be at those respective places for 7:30 or 8.

    “Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides are advised to continue to be vigilant and exercise extreme caution. Small craft operators should remain in port. All persons are advised to keep away from the beaches and not to venture unnecessarily. Continue to listen for advisories, stay alert and be in a constant state of preparedness until the ALL CLEAR is declared.”

    How should I interpret this at 7:30 am …geez .

    And NEMO claims we dont take advisories seriously. When 60% of the working population have already ventured out of their homes.

  3. Smith
    August 18, 2017 at 7:42 am Reply

    The All clear is not issued yet, so yes the country is on shut down.

  4. Eric Shon
    August 18, 2017 at 7:58 am Reply

    Dont worry everybody god is looking after things

  5. Anonymous
    August 18, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply

    Only now you’ll. Know God. When you’ll killine each other..dividey..displeasing. the Master now ..God…give me a break yes .you’ll dont neen God now.stop it you’ll self Shoot

  6. Anonymous
    August 18, 2017 at 8:07 am Reply

    Idiot ST Lucia is an island

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