Disaster Coordinator Salomon thankful Country spared devastating damage this hurricane season

Disaster Coordinator Fire Commander Winston Salomon, is thankful that once again the nation has been spared serious devastation from a hurricane for the 2010 season.

The six-month 2010 season comes to an end on Tuesday, November 30.

The season turned out to be an extremely active one with 19 named storms forming. Weather experts report that the 2010 season has been the most active season since 2005. 

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The island received storm conditions from Hurricane Earl at the end of August and hurricane season related weather during the first week of October which caused considerable flooding.

The 2010 season ties with the 1995 season and the 1887 season for the third most named storms; and also ties with the 1969 season and 1887 for the second most hurricanes, 12.

From late August and for the month of September, the season became very active with the formation of 11 named storms in approximately 40-days. Six of these formed off the coast of Africa and tracked across the Atlantic Ocean.

"We have much to be thankful for having gone through the 2010 hurricane season without being devastated when compared to other islands within the region which suffered serious damage. .

"I would like to thank the people of our island nation for taking the necessary preparations for the season. We had a number of storm systems that impacted the island and forced us into an emergency preparatory mode to take the necessary actions required to protect life and property.

"I would like to thank the public as well as the island’s disaster management team and emergency support functions for their role played in preparing the country," Disaster Coordinator Winston Salomon told the Government Information Service (GIS) on Monday.