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Friday’s Quake a Reminder to be Earthquake/Tsunami Ready

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Environment, Weather  /  Comments Off on Friday’s Quake a Reminder to be Earthquake/Tsunami Ready

National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson said on Sunday, that Friday’s, November 13th earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 at 4.35pm, is a stark reminder that members of the community have to be earthquake/tsunami ready. According to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, the earthquake was measured at a depth of 31 […]

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Due to hot weather, CPS urges population to prevent heat related illnesses

By   /  October 2, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Due to hot weather, CPS urges population to prevent heat related illnesses

With the extreme heat that the country has been experiencing during the past couple of weeks, residents and visitors are requested to take measures to prevent heat-related illnesses, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department within the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, said on Thursday. Heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion or heat […]

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

By   /  September 4, 2020  /  Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Richardson: Remain Vigilant. It’s Your Personal Responsibility to Be Prepared this Hurricane Season!

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – 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 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Continue to remain vigilant and monitor daily weather reports from the Meteorological Department […]

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Tourism Sector and Business Community Reminded to Be Prepared for the Busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

By   /  September 1, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tourism Sector and Business Community Reminded to Be Prepared for the Busy 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

PHILIPSBURG — National Disaster Coordination and Fire Chief Clive Richardson on Monday, reminded the business community and the tourism sector to be prepared as the country has just entered the peak period of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is advising the country’s tourism sector and business community, to review […]

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Tropical Storm LAURA Quite Disorganized

By   /  August 21, 2020  /  Weather  /  Comments Off on Tropical Storm LAURA Quite Disorganized

** SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN #10 – August 21st – 11:30pm ** …HURRICANE HUNTER FINDS LAURA QUITE DISORGANIZED… …HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING… At 11PM (0300 UTC), Tropical Storm Laura was located near latitude 17.0 North, longitude 63.5 West or about 80 miles south-southwest of St. Maarten. Laura is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 […]

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EOC Assesses Weather Threat and Reviews National Preparations. Country remains under a Tropical Storm Watch

By   /  August 21, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Weather  /  Comments Off on EOC Assesses Weather Threat and Reviews National Preparations. Country remains under a Tropical Storm Watch

GREAT BAY — On Thursday afternoon, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Egbert Doran chaired the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) meeting at the Government Administrative Building that was called to assess the approaching weather system, Tropical Depression #13 and the status of national preparations. The EOC meeting brought together several of the 10 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). […]

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Sint Maarten under a Tropical Storm Watch. Tropical Depression #13 expected to become a storm

By   /  August 21, 2020  /  Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Sint Maarten under a Tropical Storm Watch. Tropical Depression #13 expected to become a storm

GREAT BAY — As of 11.00 am on Thursday morning, Sint Maarten is under a Tropical Storm Watch due to the formation of Tropical Depression #13 which as of 11.00 am is located approximately 750 miles east-southeast of the country. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the watch […]

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Community advised to monitor the progress of a developing weather system east of the Lesser Antilles

By   /  August 20, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Weather  /  Comments Off on Community advised to monitor the progress of a developing weather system east of the Lesser Antilles

GREAT BAY — The Fire Department/Office of Disaster Management (ODM) Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson is calling on the community to closely monitor the progress of an area of low pressure located approximately 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Related: Latest weather update on Tropical Depression 13 According to the Meteorological Department of […]

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Have a plan in place this Hurricane Season for your pets and livestock

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Community, Environment, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Have a plan in place this Hurricane Season for your pets and livestock

PHILIPSBURG — It’s hurricane season, and if you leave your pets behind, they could get injured or get lost, therefore, you should have a storm-ready ‘pet plan’ in place for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season to keep your pet happy and comfortable. Pets are an important member of your household. During a disaster, what’s good […]

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Community urged to monitor the progress of Tropical Depression 11

By   /  August 12, 2020  /  Local News, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Community urged to monitor the progress of Tropical Depression 11

~ Be vigilant and prepared for extremely active Hurricane Season. Monitor the progress of TD#11 ~ GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson, is reminding the Sint Maarten community not to let their guard down and remain vigilant as we approach the peak period of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season […]

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