GREAT BAY – Office of Disaster Management is advising the country’s economic mainstay, the tourism sector and business community, to review hurricane preparation plans since we just started the most active part of the 2014 hurricane season which runs from August 15 and through October 15.
The tourism sector, business community and also residents are advised to pay keen attention to weather reports with special focus on the Eastern Atlantic Ocean where tropical weather systems that form off the African Coast (Cape Verde Islands) can become a serious threat to the Eastern Caribbean island chain.
At this stage of the hurricane season, tourism-oriented businesses should be prepared. The prevention of the loss of life of our visitors and staff along with protecting property from damage is the responsibility of every business owner.
The engine of the economy is every single business operation on the island. Each one plays a very important role in the island’s tourism-oriented service economy.
As the Office of Disaster Management annual theme says, “It only takes one!” Now is the time for business community in its entirety as well as residents to review what preparations are in place, and not when a storm is about to hit.
The hurricane season runs through November 30.