With the Atlantic hurricane season approaching the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour is mobilizing its response mechanism.
The Hurricane Season is the period from June to November during which hurricanes usually form in the Atlantic Ocean.
Shannon LeBourne, Communications Officer in the Ministry of Infrastructure, detailed the ministry’s hurricane preparations.
“Zone engineers have been assessing our river courses and the desilting programme should be engaged very soon; and we have begun trimming overhanging trees which is our annual responsibility.
The ministry would like to appeal to members of the public who also have a very important responsibility as property owners to make the necessary arrangements to prepare your properties in the event of a storm.
This is the perfect time to begin clearing drains, cutting overhanging branches, and making the necessary repairs for the Atlantic Hurricane Season.”
The communications officer said hurricane preparations is a shared responsibility that citizens need to be aware of as we move closer to the hurricane season.