Minister Responsible for Sustainable Development, Doctor Gale Rigobert, has told St Lucia Times that record breaking storms during the current Atlantic Hurricane season present a ‘horrifying’ prospect for the future.
“This has not been a normal hurricane season,” Rigobert declared.
She noted that Saint Lucia has been fortunate not to have been in the direct path of hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria.
However she lamented that this country’s neighbours to the North have not been so fortunate.
“Hurricane Irma has set a record as the strongest to have occurred in the open Atlantic and was devastating to those in its path,” the minister observed.
She told St Lucia Times that while hurricanes are not a new phenomenon in this region, climate change is making the impacts of these events even worse.