EOC Meets to Review Hurricane Season Preparations. Community Advised to Monitor approaching weather system

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PHOTO: Representatives of the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) during Saturday mornings Emergency Operations Center (EOC) meeting at the Government Administration Building. MDS gives a presentation with respect to projected track of TD#9.

On Saturday morning the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) met at the request of Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin with respect to an approaching weather system currently known as Tropical Depression #9 (TD#9).

TD#9 does not currently pose a threat to Sint Maarten according to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS). The depression on Saturday morning was located over 1800 miles southeast of Sint Maarten.

Residents of Sint Maarten are requested to closely monitor the progress of this depression. MDS expects that this depression will be upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaac later today-Saturday.

The EOC request residents to use the time now to review their hurricane season preparations and to re-check their disaster supply kit.

The month of September is known for being an active month for storm and hurricane activity. National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson earlier this week reminded the Sint Maarten community about the aforementioned and appealed to all residents to be prepared to take action in the event the country is threated by a storm/hurricane.

Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin received an overview from the Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) present with respect to the current state of affairs of hurricane season preparations and an update with respect to TD#9.

The MDS along with the EOC is closely monitoring the progress of this system and will keep the community of Sint Maarten informed on a daily basis with respect to the approach of the weather system to the Lesser Antilles.

For official local weather and Government related disaster/hurricane information please visit (www.meteosxm.com); the Government of Sint Maarten website (www.sintmaartengov.org) or the Government of Sint Maarten social media Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/SXMGOV), or tune into Government Radio 107.9 FM.

The Region is in the peak period of hurricane activity which runs from August 15 to October 15.

The remaining storm names for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season by the World Meteorological Organization are: Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar,
Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, and William.

The 2018 hurricane season officially runs through November 30.

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