The leader of Saint Lucia’s opposition, Philip J. Pierre, Monday urged his countrymen to take maximum precautionary measures in response to the approach of Dorian.
Pierre said he is very concerned about the situation.
“Please do not listen to rumours,” he advised in a video post on the official Facebook page of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).
Pierre said members of the public should stay tuned to advisories from the Met Office.
Noting a meeting of the National Emergency Management Advisory Committee (NEMAC) that was being held Monday morning, the Castries East MP disclosed that the SLP has not been invited.
“We always ensure that once invited to a NEMAC meeting, a representative of the opposition is always present,” Pierre observed.
“We believe that in this case the opposition is willing to work with the government because disasters are everybody’s business and we remain ready, willing and able to work with the government in the event that there is any loss of life or property or any damage caused by this tropical storm,” he stated.
Pierre asked all Saint Lucians to be vigilant and reiterated that they should not listen to rumours.
“I pray that God helps us and all goes well,” Pierre concluded.