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ODM Additional Weather Systems Could Form, Remain Vigilant and Prepared

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 adverse weather.

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 page Facebook.com/sxmweather/

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 Chart.”

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

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