Do not be complacent this season as tropical waves and depression forms

Caribbean: Satellite

The 2009 Hurricane Season is starting to get busy with the formation of several tropical wave and depression weather systems.


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This is one reason why the community should not become complacent, Fire Commander/Disaster Chief Winston Salomon stated on Wednesday.

"The 2009 season has taken off from a slow start this year without having one named storm to date, however this may change soon when we look at Tropical Depression #2 in the far Atlantic Ocean.

"I call on the community to make sure you have everything in place and your storm ready. Everybody must take the required actions to minimize the risk of injury and damage to property in case there is a hurricane strike, and the time to act is now if you haven’t already. Remember our theme for the season, ‘It only takes one – Be Prepared’," Fire Commander Salomon told the Government Information Service (GIS) on Wednesday.

Being prepared is essential prior to a hurricane strike. Businesses and government must survive and recover from a disaster as quick as possible which would ensure that the economy can be up and running and our way of life returns to a semblance of normality.

Residents, business owners and contractors have been advised from the beginning of the season to draft plans that would protect their families, business operations and construction sites. When a hurricane threatens our island, what is left for residents, businesses and contractors to do to prepare should be minimal.

The hurricane season runs through November 30.