Monday, November 11, 2019

PM Urges Citizens To Be Prepared For Hurricane Season

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is urging all citizens to be prepared as the Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1.

Writing on his official Facebook page, Chastanet observed that the Saint Lucia Government has been playing it’s part by implementing projects to help build resilience.

But he said that citizens also have an important role to play.

The PM urged them to be aware of the closest hurricane shelter to their home; strengthen their home as much as possible and ensure that no galvanize sheets are loose.

He also advised that citizens should clean drains and gutters, trim trees and secure loose outdoor items

“Stay informed of the storm’s path and progress by monitoring Wireless Emergency Alerts via text message and having a battery-powered radio and extra power-banks,” Chastanet stated.

“If you live in an area which is prone to flooding or landslides remain vigilant.-Assemble non-perishable food, medication and an emergency kit: The emergency kit should include first aid supplies, a flashlight, extra batteries, at least three days of non-perishable foods and water, towels and a supply of any necessary medications,” he said.

He urged citizens who have insurance policies to know the details  and ensure that  payments are up to date.

“Protect financial documents. In the event of a disaster, you will need identification and financial documents to begin the recovery process. Safeguard important documents in a bank safety deposit box, computer storage devices (USB drive, cloud storage), and/or waterproof storage containers,” Chastanet advised.

For 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a likely range of 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher).


  1. Not too bright PM. Are you ready this year to name the tropical storm correctly? Last year you said ‘Kurt’ when it ws ‘Kirk’.

  2. PM you know we are more than prepared. After all, we have whether hurricanes Allen, Guy, Fresh Start, Ubaldus and more in three years.

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