GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Fire Chief/National
Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson from the Office of Disaster Management (ODM)
said on Monday, major Hurricane Sam will pass over 300 miles at its closest
point northeast of Sint Maarten late Wednesday or early Thursday, according to
the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) and therefore poses no
direct threat to the country.
Richardson reminds residents and the business
community to continue to remain vigilant and prepared, as additional weather
systems are forming in the Central Atlantic Ocean.
ODM along with the MDS will continue to monitor these
weather systems as they progress.
The remaining storm names for the 2021 Atlantic
hurricane season are: Victor and Wanda.
Continue to monitor local weather reports issued by
the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten for advisories related to any
For official weather-related information, check out
the website of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS): www.meteosxm.com or visit their social media
The community is urged to learn more about hurricane
hazards and how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike by visiting the
Government website: www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to
download your “Hurricane Season Readiness Guide’ and “Hurricane Tracking
Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM - for
official information and news before, during and after a hurricane.