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Major Hurricane Larry being Closely Monitored by ODM. Residents advised to Remain Vigilant this Hurricane Season

National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson, said on Saturday that the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is closely monitoring major Hurricane Larry several hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) on Saturday said Larry does not pose a direct threat to the country.

Seas are expected to deteriorate from Sunday night as long period swells from Hurricane Larry begin affecting local waters. The strongest wave action will be along the eastern and northern coasts. A high surf advisory will be issued on

Sunday. Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution.

In the event of any changes in the movement of major Hurricane Larry, the ODM and MDS will alert the public via its official mediums.

Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Hon. Silveria Jacobs, calls on the nation to remain vigilant for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, as the country is currently in the peak period of the season, August 15 to October 15.

For general information about preparing prior to a storm/hurricane strike, visit the Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to download your “Hurricane Season Readiness Guide’ and “Hurricane Tracking Chart.”

Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM - for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane.

For official weather-related information, check out the website of the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS): www.meteosxm.com or via www.facebook.com/sxmweather

The remaining names for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season are: Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor and Wanda.
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