WATCHES AND WARNINGS
TROPICAL STORM WATCH
Tropical storm conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours.
TROPICAL STORM WARNING
Tropical storm conditions are expected, usually within 36 hours.
Hurricane conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours.
Hurricane conditions are expected, usually within 36 hours.
Sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph
Sustained winds of 74 mph or higher
PLANNING FOR AN EMERGENCY
Disaster kits and emergency supplies should be fully stocked by June 1, the start of hurricane season. Once a hurricane warning is declared, most of your preparations should be directed toward your home.
Remember to discuss your family emergency plan ahead of time. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what to do in case of an emergency.
On August 26th, Disaster Management Coordinator and Fire Chief Clive Richardson, Section Head Disaster Management Paul Martens, and Emergency Support Function (ESF) 9 Governmental Affairs representative Angelique Gumbs made a presentation to members of the Council of Ministers (COM) concerning the structure of the disaster management system, the role of the Prime Minister and responsibilities of the ministers.
The presentation includes the definition of disaster; types of disasters; legislation; role of ministers; disaster management system; command structure; role of the prime minister; Emergency Support Function (ESF) groups and their tasks.