Government Encouraging The Public To Stay Hurricane Ready

As the busy 2021 hurricane season continues, the Minister of National Security, Renee Ming encourages the public to remain vigilant.

Minister Ming said, “This continues to be a very active hurricane season. For our part, the Ministry of National Security will continue to provide updated and relevant information to the public on impending storms. As a timely reminder, we are sharing a few helpful tips so that the public can ensure they are properly prepared in the event of a serious storm.”

Minister Ming notes that this holiday weekend is a good opportunity for the public to review their hurricane plans. And when making any preparations, members of the public should consider the following:

Ø Make any repairs around your home.

Ø Trim your trees or any overhanging branches back.

Ø Carefully review your family plans and update them with any changes to phone numbers and other important information.

Ø Take stock of all medical prescriptions that your family and/or pets require and ensure you have at least two weeks supply on hand.

Ø Check your hurricane kit to make sure you have working flashlights, a portable radio with spare batteries and a stock of non-perishable food to last your family for seven days.

Ø Make sure you have disposable utensils.

Ø Stock up on baby & children’s items (food and liquid formula, diapers, wipes)

Ø Ensure you have cooking and heating equipment & fuel.

Ø A portable cooler or ice chest is useful to have.

Ø Make sure you charge all your cell phones, tablets and laptops. Also have wireless chargers on hand.

Ø Please check with your vulnerable neighbours and ask them if they need any help with their preparations.
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