Do not be complacent this hurricane season; Still 11 weeks to go

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has seen nine storm systems form as well as its first hurricane for the season.

With 11 weeks still to go, the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) says residents should continue to be vigilant as storm systems can still form in the coming weeks and possibly pose a threat to the country.


At the moment two tropical systems, namely, Tropical Storm Ingrid (in the Gulf of Mexico) and Tropical Storm Humberto (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) are churning in the aforementioned areas, and poses no threat to the country.

The country is currently in the peak period of the season which runs up to the middle of October.

ODM says the community should not become complacent as we continue to move through the peak weeks of the season.

ODM is calling on the community to make sure everybody has everything in place and are 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, it only takes one.

The remaining storm names for the 2013 season are: Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.

The hurricane season runs through November 30.