St. Lucians urged to prepare as hurricane season starts Monday, June 1

By Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services & Transport

PRESS RELEASE – The hurricane season for our region which covers the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico begins on Monday 01 June 2015.

All leading forecast agencies have predicted below normal tropical cyclone activity in our region over this year’s season. The abnormally low activity is primarily due to the development of an El Nino event over the tropical Pacific Ocean which is expected to last throughout this hurricane season.

• The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a 70 per cent likelihood of 6 to 11 named storms, of which 3 to 6 will become hurricanes with a possibility of up to 2 developing into major hurricanes.

• Dr. William Gray’s team at the Colorado State University predict the formation of 7 named storms of which 3 will become hurricanes with only one (1) developing into a major hurricane.

The abnormally low activity does not mean that we should be lax in our preparation and vigilance for cyclones this year since very destructive cyclones are known to strike during years of low cyclone activity.

The Saint Lucia Met Services urges all Saint Lucian residents to make adequate plans and preparations for the hurricane season. Please pay particular attention to local weather reports, advisories and bulletins, especially those issued by the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services.

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) will also be issuing necessary advice and information which you should follow closely.

The hurricane season ends on 30 November 2015.

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3 comments

  1. Prevention is better than cure, so let us take heed and precaution

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  5. keep your culture!!

    take heed be prepared and to all those in denial or ignorant to the fact action is louder than words the evidence is in our faces go help your neighbours!!

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