SINT MAARTEN (GREAT BAY, DCOMM) – National Disaster Coordinator/Fire Chief Clive Richardson says the country is still vulnerable for storms over the next six weeks. The hurricane season officially comes to an end on November 30.
The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has seen 14-named storms form so far for the season with three systems currently active, namely Michael over the southern United States, Leslie in the north Atlantic Ocean and Nadine in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
“Residents should not let their guard down. We still have several weeks to go before the 2018 hurricane season comes to an end. Therefore, I am appealing to all residents to be prepared to take action in the event the country is threated by a storm/hurricane,” Richardson said on Wednesday.
The remaining storm names for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season by the World Meteorological Organization are: Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, and William.
An average Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1-November 30, produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.
For official local weather and Government related disaster/hurricane information please visit (www.meteosxm.com); the Government of Sint Maarten website (www.sintmaartengov.org) or the Government of Sint Maarten social media Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/SXMGOV), or tune into Government Radio 107.9 FM.
The 2018 hurricane season officially runs through November 30.