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Virtual 21st Annual Thanksgiving Day Service on Sunday, December 6, 2020

By   /  December 4, 2020  /  Community, Culture, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Virtual 21st Annual Thanksgiving Day Service on Sunday, December 6, 2020

Philipsburg – St. Maarten celebrates her Twenty-first Annual Thanksgiving Day. A Thanksgiving born out of our cultural traditions and practice. As far as traditions go, it is a new one, only introduced in 1999. However, it has all the markings of a tradition that will grow to last. Immediately after the record-breaking winds of hurricane […]

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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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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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Tropical Storm Gonzalo a Reminder to Review Boat Ready Hurricane Season Preparatory Plans

By   /  July 24, 2020  /  Public Service Announcements, Transportation, Weather  /  Comments Off on Tropical Storm Gonzalo a Reminder to Review Boat Ready Hurricane Season Preparatory Plans

The seventh named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season formed this week in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Caribbean island chain. It is a clear reminder once again that all have to be prepared.  According to forecasters, this is the earliest 7th named storm to form on record and is the first tropical […]

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Coastal residents & businesses: Have plans in place for the Hurricane Season for potential flooding

By   /  July 21, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, Weather  /  Comments Off on Coastal residents & businesses: Have plans in place for the Hurricane Season for potential flooding

PHILIPSBURG — With the peak of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season approximately three weeks away, coastal residents living near beaches as well as businesses that are located along coastal areas, are advised to have plans in place for possible storm surge inundation in the event of a passing hurricane along the south coasts of the […]

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Be Prepared for a Busy Hurricane Season. Food wholesalers and warehouse depots requested to be storm ready

By   /  July 12, 2020  /  Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Be Prepared for a Busy Hurricane Season. Food wholesalers and warehouse depots requested to be storm ready

The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Thursday that Food wholesalers and warehouse depots are requested to have their facilities storm/hurricane ready and to review their plans of action for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The aforementioned should be prepared to secure their properties in the event of a storm/hurricane threat. Key weather forecasters […]

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DCOMM intensifies COVID-19 and Hurricane Season Public Awareness Campaigns

By   /  July 8, 2020  /  Bulletin Board Notices, COVID-19  /  Comments Off on DCOMM intensifies COVID-19 and Hurricane Season Public Awareness Campaigns

The Department of Communication (DCOMM), has intensified its public awareness campaigns for COVID-19 and the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Observations have been made where there are some persons within the community who are not adhering to proper public health hygiene protocols in connection with the national COVID-19 emergency. Even though the state of emergency has […]

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Hurricane Season already sees 5th storm form. Is a stark reminder for residents and business community to be prepared

By   /  July 8, 2020  /  Government, Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on Hurricane Season already sees 5th storm form. Is a stark reminder for residents and business community to be prepared

The fifth named storm – Edouard – of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season formed over the past weekend south of Newfoundland, Canada, and this is a stark reminder to be prepared, the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Tuesday. Edouard according to weather forecasters is the earliest storm on record to form so early […]

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ODM reminds residents and business community to be prepared for the hurricane season

By   /  June 26, 2020  /  Public Service Announcements, Weather  /  Comments Off on ODM reminds residents and business community to be prepared for the hurricane season

Hurricane Season Are You Ready PSA

This week we all were reminded once again, that all residents as well as the business community must be prepared for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) said on Friday. On June 23rd the fourth named storm of the season ‘Tropical Storm Dolly’ formed north of Bermuda. Based on historic […]

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Office of Disaster Management calls for Hurricane Season Preparations

By   /  May 27, 2020  /  Local News, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Office of Disaster Management calls for Hurricane Season Preparations

An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been forecasted by the U.S. National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center with up to 19-named storms, of which 10 could become hurricanes, and of those, six could become major hurricanes of Category 3 or more. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six […]

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