NEMO urges Vincentians to be ready for the hurricane season

Wednesday 1st June marks the official start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane. According to  William M. Gray and Philip J. Klotzbach of the Colorado State University, this Hurricane Season is predicted to be an above average one with sixteen (16) named storms nine (9) of these will become hurricanes and five (5) of these will become major hurricanes. The National Emergency Management Organisastion (NEMO) is urging all Vincentians to be ready for the hurricane season.

In preparation for the 2011 hurricane season, the National Emergency Management (NEMO) is
Advising the general public to :

  • Know where the nearest emergency shelters are located in their community.
  • Make plans to protect persons with special needs.
  • Stock up on emergency supplies.
  • Trim all overhanging branches and trees.
  • Ensure that all drains around the house are cleared of all debris to avoid flooding during heavy rainfall.
  • Owners of Businesses are encouraged to create a disaster plan for their business.
  • Families are encouraged to create a family disaster plan and include all members of the family in this activity.


As part of its continued activities to prepare the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for this hurricane season, NEMO will host a series of activities under the theme ‘Better be Ready”

Hurricane Awareness Activities for the period May 29 – June 21, 2011

Sunday 29th May, 2011
Views on Issues Radio Discussion

Monday 30th May, 2011
Visit to Primary Schools to make preparedness presentations and interactive activities for the children     

Tuesday 31st May, 2011
Whistle Stop - Kingstown and the surrounding areas

Wednesday 1st June, 2011
Message - Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves

Thursday 2nd June, 2011
Exhibition - Bequia, under the Almond Tree
Visit to the Bequia SDA Primary School and the Bequia Anglican Primary School to make presentations   

Friday 3rd June, 2011
Exhibition - Kingstown, Inland Revenue Department's Gallery

Sunday 5th June, 2011
Day of Prayer (Staff to Worship at the Faith Temple Church - New Montrose, Kingstown at 9: 30 am)

Tuesday 7th June, 2011
Whistle Stop - Kingstown to North Leeward

Tuesday 14th June, 2011
Whistle Stop - Kingstown to North Windward

Tuesday 21st June, 2011
Whistle Stop - Kingstown to Marriaqua

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