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Tropical Storm Warning discontinued. Residents advised to Remain Vigilant this Hurricane Season

The Tropical Storm Warning that was issued in connection with Tropical Storm Grace was discontinued on Sunday morning as Grace moved further away from the country.

National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson, said on Sunday that the storm passed well south of the country without incident.

Richardson added on behalf of Prime Minister and Chair of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Silveria Jacobs, the nation prepared in a timely manner with respect to Tropical Storm Grace, the seventh named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, however, residents must continue to

remain vigilant as the country moves into the peak period of the season, August 15 to October 15.

Grace on Sunday morning was 165 miles southwest of Sint Maarten. Highest wind gust measured at the Princess Juliana International Airport was 30 miles per hour according to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS).

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: Henri, Ida, Julian, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor and Wanda.
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