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First Preparedness Meeting Held In Preparation For 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Source: SMN-News 23 May 2023 06:15 AM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- On MoNDay morning, Prime Minister Hon. NDidate' href='/newspolitician/548/silveria-jacobs'>Silveria Jacobs chaired her first preparedness meeting involving a number of Emergency SUPPort Functions (ESFs) that make up the countrys SPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl disaster coordiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtion system (Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Several key ESFs were informed about the forecast for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. Another hurricane season preparatory meeting will take place that will inclUDe all ESFs.

For those ESF coordiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtors that were present at the meeting, they provided an overview of their state of SPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl preparedness for the season.

The 10 ESFs that make up the SPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtioSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl disaster maSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement organization of the country are: ESF-1 NV GEBE Electricity/Water Production; ESF-2 Bureau Telecommunications & Post (BTP); ESF-3 Ministry of Public Housing, SPAtial Planning, Environment aND Infrastructure (Ministry of VROMI); ESF-4 Fire Department; ESF-5 Police Department; ESF-6 Ministry of Public Health, Social Development aND Labour (Ministry VSA) Medical Assistance; ESF-7 Ministry VSA Evacuation, Shelters, Relief aND Mass Casualties; ESF-8 Department of Communication (DCOMM); ESF-9 Ministry of General Affairs; aND ESF-10 Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport aND Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT).

The hurricane season officially starts on June 1st aND eNDs on November 30th.

The community is urged to learn more about hurricane hazards aND how to prepare for a storm/hurricane strike by visiting the Government website: where you will be able to download your Hurricane Season Readiness Guide aND Hurricane Tracking Chart.

Listen to the Government Radio station SXMGOV 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): or visit their social media page

The Office of Disaster MaSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAgement (ODM) which falls uNDer the Fire Department (Ministry of General Affairs) headed by Fire Chief/Disaster CoordiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtor Clive Richardson, is appealing to all residents aND businesses to plan ahead aND lets Be Prepared for the hurricane season.

Remember, it only takes one hurricane to make it a bad season. Be prepared!

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