GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is calling on residents and the business community to closely monitor weather reports over the weekend due to the approach of a low-pressure system that could become a tropical depression. The system continues to show signs of organization.
According to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS), the low-pressure system was located on Saturday over 600 miles east-southeast of Sint Maarten.
The weather system is expected to be nearSint Maarten on Monday and Tuesday.
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/
MDS could issue special advisories if it becomes necessary.
Residents and businesses are advised to remain vigilant and prepared for the remaining weeks of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, ODM which falls under the Fire Department (Ministry of General Affairs) headed by Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson, said on Saturday.
The remaining storm names for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season are: Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor and Wanda.
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 whereyou 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 newsbefore, during and after a hurricane.