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Prime Minister Jacobs attends Disaster Management Meeting regarding preparations for Hurricane Sam

By   /  September 27, 2021  /  Government, Island Life, Weather  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister Jacobs attends Disaster Management Meeting regarding preparations for Hurricane Sam

On Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Hon. Silveria Jacobs attended a disaster management meeting convened by National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson in connection with the approach of Hurricane Sam. Hurricane Sam is over 1200 miles from the northern Leeward Islands. Sam is expected to become a major hurricane in coming days before it nears the Leeward […]

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ODM: Calls on Residents and Businesses to Closely Monitor Tropical Storm Sam. Recheck your Disaster Supply Kit

By   /  September 24, 2021  /  Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on ODM: Calls on Residents and Businesses to Closely Monitor Tropical Storm Sam. Recheck your Disaster Supply Kit

The 18th -named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season Tropical Storm (TS) Sam, is expected to become the seventh hurricane of the season on Friday. TS Sam is expected to become a major hurricane over the weekend. On Thursday according to the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS), TS Sam was located over 1600 […]

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ODM: Remain Vigilant and Prepared. Hurricane Season Not Yet Over

By   /  September 17, 2021  /  Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on ODM: Remain Vigilant and Prepared. Hurricane Season Not Yet Over

The hurricane season runs through November 30 two and half months still to go. Currently there are a number of weather systems in the eastern Atlantic Ocean between the Lesser Antilles and Africa, and therefore for the remaining 10+ weeks of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, residents and businesses are advised to remain vigilant and […]

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The Sint Maarten Disaster Management Organization

By   /  September 12, 2021  /  Environment, Government, Weather  /  Comments Off on The Sint Maarten Disaster Management Organization

On August 26th, Disaster Management Coordinator and Fire Chief Clive Richardson, Section Head Disaster Management Paul Martens, and Emergency Support Function (ESF) 9 Governmental Affairs representative Angelique Gumbs made a presentation to members of the Council of Ministers (COM) concerning the structure of the disaster management system, the role of the Prime Minister and responsibilities […]

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ODM: Remain Vigilant and Prepared. Recheck your Disaster Supply Kit

By   /  September 12, 2021  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Weather  /  Comments Off on ODM: Remain Vigilant and Prepared. Recheck your Disaster Supply Kit

The 13-named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season Mindy, formed this week in the Gulf of Mexico, which indicates that the season continues as we move through the fourth month of the six-month hurricane season. According to weather forecasters, the 13th named storm average formation date is October 25th, so for this season it […]

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26th Anniversary of Luis and Fourth anniversary of the passing of Hurricane Irma. Remain vigilant says Jacobs

By   /  September 7, 2021  /  Government, Weather  /  Comments Off on 26th Anniversary of Luis and Fourth anniversary of the passing of Hurricane Irma. Remain vigilant says Jacobs

Monday marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of dangerous Hurricane Irma that caused catastrophic damage to the country on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, when it made landfall.  Sunday, September 5th also marks the 26th anniversary of Hurricane Luis that caused considerable damage on that date in 1995. Even though the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season […]

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Richardson: Remain Vigilant. It’s Your Personal Responsibility to Be Prepared this Hurricane Season!

By   /  September 3, 2021  /  Local News, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Richardson: Remain Vigilant. It’s Your Personal Responsibility to Be Prepared this Hurricane Season!

Fire Chief and National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson, is once again appealing to the community of Sint Maarten to be prepared as the country is now in the peak period of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. At this point in time, Hurricane Larry, the 12th named storm system of the season, is located in the […]

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ODM: Your pets and livestock also need to be a part of Hurricane Season Planning

By   /  August 20, 2021  /  Government, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on ODM: Your pets and livestock also need to be a part of Hurricane Season Planning

The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) which falls under the Ministry of General Affairs said on Thursday, that households and livestock owners also need to plan for their pets and cattle/goats this hurricane season. ODM adds, if you leave your pets behind, they could get injured or get lost, therefore, you should have a storm-ready […]

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Tourism Sector and Business Community Reminded to Be Prepared for Hurricane Season. Community Advised to Remain Vigilant in Coming Days

By   /  August 11, 2021  /  Local News, Public Service Announcements, Tourism, Travel, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tourism Sector and Business Community Reminded to Be Prepared for Hurricane Season. Community Advised to Remain Vigilant in Coming Days

National Disaster Coordination and Fire Chief Clive Richardson on Wednesday, reminded the business community and the tourism sector to be prepared as the country is entering the peak period of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The sixth named storm of the season ? Fred ? formed on Tuesday evening near the Dominican Republic and is […]

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Construction firms, Builders and Trenching Contractors must be Prepared & have Storm-Ready Plans

By   /  July 30, 2021  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Community, Weather  /  Comments Off on Construction firms, Builders and Trenching Contractors must be Prepared & have Storm-Ready Plans

The Ministry of General Affairs Fire Department/Office of Disaster Management (ODM), is appealing to the building sector, to have storm-ready plans in place for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. Construction activities, trenching and excavation works, are taking place throughout the country, and at building and construction sites, materials and debris laying around could pose a […]

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