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 prepared, the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) which falls under the Fire Department (Ministry of General Affairs) headed by Fire Chief/National Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson, said on Thursday.
The remaining storm names for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season are: Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor and Wanda.
The 14th-named storm, and sixth hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season Nicholas, has dissipated into remnants over the Central Gulf Coast near the U.S. state of Louisiana.
Continue to monitor local weather reports issued by the Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten for advisories related to any adverse weather.
The community is urged to learn more about hurricane hazards and how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike by visiting 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 ? 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/
Remember, it only takes one hurricane to make it a bad season. Remain vigilant and prepared!