Disaster Coordinator Salomon commends NGOs for clean-up initiative in preps for hurricane season

Disaster Coordinator Fire Commander Winston Salomon commends Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) such as the Belair Community Council and the Belvedere Home Owners and Tenants Association (BHOTA) for their clean-up initiatives in preparation for the 2010 hurricane season. 

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It has been forecasted that the season will be a busy one with up to 23 named Tropical Storms of which eight to 14 could develop into a hurricane. Of those, three to seven could become major hurricanes of category three or higher with sustained wind speeds of 111 miles per hour and above.

This weekend Belair residents are expected to clear their district of garbage as part of its pre-hurricane clean-up and are asking all homeowners and tenants to do their part to make the community safer during the hurricane season.

The Belair clean-up entails Little Bay Harmony homes, Spanish Fort Hill and homes located in the Belair area on Welgelegen Road.

"Now is the time to come out and assist your neighborhood. Normally June and July are quiet months, and whatever clean-ups and making your home and business hurricane-ready, should be carried out at this time.

"All hands onboard are needed. This hurricane season is expected to be a busy one and we need to have as much done and in place before any hurricane threat to the island. Any successful clean-up effort needs the helping hands of the community and the support so far of clean-up campaigns have been satisfactory," Disaster Coordinator/Fire Commander Winston Salomon told the Government Information Service (GIS) on Wednesday.

The BHOTA is tentatively scheduled to organize other clean-up efforts in and around the emergency homes in Belvedere June 27 and South Reward July 3 according to past media notices.

The 2010 Hurricane Season list of names are: Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tomas, Virginie and Walter.

The 2010 hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30.