Disaster Coordinator and Chief of the Fire Department Winston Salomon, is calling appealing to the St. Maarten community to finalize preparations for the 2009 hurricane season and not to be complacent this season.
This season’s theme is, "It Only Takes One."
So far for the 2009 season, not one storm system has formed, however, a number of tropical wave systems have started to form and the frequency of these systems passing the islands in the coming months will increase.
"I would strongly urge those who haven’t done so already to make preparations in order not to have to rush and prepare once you have been notified to do so due to a threat of a hurricane.
"It only takes one system to cause damage to our island. Remember our theme and start preparing. Those who are prepared will suffer the least and recovery will be much quicker. We need everybody to make preparations for every hurricane season. It is a must do on your list of things to do," Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Winston Salomon told the Government Information Service (GIS).
The 2009 Hurricane Season name list is: Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor and Wanda.