Be prepared ahead of disasters

first_img Share LocalNews Be prepared ahead of disasters by: – June 1, 2012 Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Nathaniel Isaac Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Nathaniel Isaac wants citizens to take all precautionary measures in the event that any disaster occurs, particularly as the hurricane season officially commences today.June 1st marks the official opening of the hurricane season, although two storms have already formed, and will end in November.One of the critical aspects in disaster preparedness that Isaac identified is that citizens know where to access pertinent information. “The important thing really is for persons to know where to get information; where they should listen to, what is the hotline for the Met Service, what is the web page, what is the number for the office of Disaster Management, and do the necessary preparation in terms of the hurricane season”.Isaac wants citizens to be clear on where their hurricane shelters are located, what the emergency contact numbers, escape routes and implement family evacuation strategies in advance.“Are our drains cleared so that the water can run through the channels that are designed to take the water to the necessary places and these are the necessary preparations that we should be looking at. What are our family plans, what are our escape routes, can we identify our hurricane shelters”. This information he believes is germane to preparing for disasters and will also help them to be calm during a disaster.“These are the sort of things that persons need to put in place so that in the event that they have to deal with a situation, they would be a lot more relaxed in dealing with a situation and that is why our theme for Hazard Week is “Disaster Least threatens the prepared”. If you’re prepared for a situation you’ll be able to manage it better”. Here are the names of the storms for the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season:• Alberto• Beryl• Chris• Debby• Ernesto• Florence• Gordon• Helene• Isaac• Joyce• Kirk• Leslie• Michael• Nadine• Oscar• Patty• Rafael• Sandy• Tony• Valerie• WilliamFor updated weather reports, citizens can log on to the Meteorological Office’s website which is www.weather.gov.dm or call the weather hotline on (767) 447 5555.Dominica Vibes News 14 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img