Minister of National Security, Renée Ming, issued another reminder this weekend for resident to “remain vigilant”, now that we are in the peak period of the 2021 Hurricane Season.

In a statement released on Friday, the Minister 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,” she added.

Minister Ming also noted 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:

  • Make any repairs around your home
  • Trim your trees or any overhanging branches back
  • Carefully review your family plans and update them with any changes to phone numbers and other important information
  • Take stock of all medical prescriptions that your family and/or pets require and ensure you have at least two weeks supply on hand
  • 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
  • Make sure you have disposable utensils
  • Stock up on baby & children’s items (food and liquid formula, diapers, wipes)
  • Ensure you have cooking and heating equipment & fuel
  • A portable cooler or ice chest is useful to have
  • Make sure you charge all your cell phones, tablets and laptops. Also have wireless chargers on hand
  • Please check with your vulnerable neighbours and ask them if they need any help with their preparations

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