GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – On Thursday afternoon after 4.00pm, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was deactivated by the Prime Minister and Chair of the EOC Silveria Jacobs.
On Tuesday, the EOC was activated due to the presence of a weather system known as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine which could have developed into a tropical storm prior to reaching the Lesser Antilles.
The weather system passed to the south of the country on Tuesday night into Wednesday and through the early hours of Thursday morning.
The system was later upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaias when it had already passed well south of the island on Wednesday night.
The deactivation of the EOC takes place when conditions have returned to normal. All Emergency Support Function (ESF) Coordinators have given positive updates after the passage of the weather system.
The Chair of the EOC thanked each one and their support teams for their dedication and hard work during these difficult times in ensuring the country’s preparation and execution for the passage of such storms.
Prime Minister Jacobs calls on the populace and the business community to remain vigilant for the remaining months of the hurricane season and to make sure they are well prepared.
The peak months of the season starts from mid-August to mid-October.
Jacobs also reminds residents to remain vigilant with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, by upholding all protocols and to practice proper hygiene on a daily basis to ensure safety of all concerned in order to bring down the infectious rate as soon as possible.