The public and motorists do not need to be concerned with respect to the heightened emergency response activities, as this is part of the training exercise.
This exercise will be the largest in the history of emergency disaster training.
HUREX takes place on an annual basis and includes the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) from the country’s Disaster Management Organization along with the Dutch military detachment based on the island and additional military resources and assets from overseas.
The exercise allows all relevant government agencies along with the military to familiarize themselves with operational protocols in the event of a disaster and in this case a hurricane threat/disaster.
The exercise takes place under the banner of the Fire Department/Office of Disaster Management.
The Office of Disaster Management falls under the Ministry of General Affairs.