Fire Dept./ODM calls on public to remain vigilant with two months to go in Atlantic hurricane season

Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator of the Office of Disaster Management Clive Richardson is calling on the community to remain vigilant with two months – October and November – to go in the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.


The Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) said on Thursday that Hurricane Lorenzo, now Category 4 major hurricane over the Central Atlantic, is predicted to remain over the open Atlantic waters and does not pose a threat to Sint Maarten.


Lorenzo is the fifth hurricane of the season and the third major hurricane (Cat 3+), and the 12th named storm system of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.


The remaining storm names for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season are: Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.


The community and new residents are urged to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike by visiting the Government website: where you will be able to download your “Hurricane Season Readiness Guide’ and “Hurricane Tracking Chart.”


Listen to the Government Radio station – 107.9FM – for official information and news before, during and after a hurricane.


For official weather-related information, check out the website of the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS):


Remember, it only takes one hurricane to make it a bad season.  Are You Ready? Be prepared this hurricane season!  The Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30.