ODM calls on Boat Owners/Mariners to Review Hurricane Season Preparatory Plans

The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is advising boat owners/mariners to review their hurricane preparatory plans, so they can be ready to take action in the event of a storm/hurricane threat to the country during the upcoming peak months of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season which is from mid-August to mid-October.
ODM is requesting mariners to make special preparations to stay with friends or in a hotel and not to remain on their
vessel during the passing of a hurricane while moored in the Simpson Bay Lagoon or Oyster Pond.
ODM is also calling on the marine community and service providers who have a direct relationship with mariners to also remind their clients about seeking safe shelter/mooring in the event of a storm/hurricane strike.
For general information about preparing prior to a storm/hurricane strike, visit the Government website:
www.sintmaartengov.org/hurricane where you will be able to download your “Hurricane Season Readiness Guide’ and
“Hurricane Tracking Chart.”
Listen to the Government Radio station – SXMGOV Radio 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): www.meteosxm.com or visit their social media page Facebook.com/sxmweather/