Coastal residents advised to have plans in place for storm surge flooding

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GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Coastal residents are advised to have plans in place for possible storm surge in the event of a passing hurricane along the south coastal areas of the country. Office of Disaster Management (ODM) says, these plans should have been in place since before the start of the hurricane season on June 1. The season so far More...

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Research impact hurricanes on Caribbean islands
By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Predicting extreme weather events to reduce impact on coastal communities

Delft, The Netherlands – 31 July 2018. An international team of researchers, led by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, has developed adaptive risk management strategies for coastal communities. Coastal More...

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By Desk Editor On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Food wholesalers and warehouse depots requested to be storm ready


GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Food wholesalers and warehouse depots are requested to have their facilities storm/hurricane ready by having a plan in place to prepare and secure their properties More...

Beryl
By Desk Editor On Sunday, July 8th, 2018
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General information from KPSM   

The management of the KPSM is taking this opportunity to inform the community of Sint Maarten that they should continue to monitor the weather situation with the passing of hurricane/tropical storm Beryl. This More...

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By Desk Editor On Saturday, July 7th, 2018
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Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

To the residents and visitors of Sint Maarten Good afternoon, On Saturday morning I activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) due to the pending weather. All ten Emergency Support Functions of the country’s More...

Police department and hurricane - tropical storm Beryl
By Desk Editor On Saturday, July 7th, 2018
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Police informs the community

The police management is taking this opportunity to address the community to state that country Sint Maarten within the next 48 hours will be experiencing the effect of hurricane/ tropical storm Beryl which will More...

EOC PRESS CONFERENCE Ref Hurricane Beryl 060718
By Desk Editor On Friday, July 6th, 2018
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HURRICANE BERYL – Opening Statement by the Prime Minister at today’s Press Conference

I would like to welcome members of the media to this press conference this afternoon. I will be giving an update with respect to our national precautionary preparations in connection with Hurricane Beryl. To the More...

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By Desk Editor On Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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Tropical Storm Beryl is moving Westward to West-northward towards the Caribbean island

To the residents and visitors of Sint Maarten As we approach the peak of the Hurricane Season the Government of Sint Maarten and its Disaster Emergency Management system over the past months have been very busy More...

MinTEATT STB May Ling Presentation
By Desk Editor On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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May-Ling on Natural Disasters: Tourism sector must be ready for them

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) in collaboration with the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), on June 29 concluded their Hurricane Preparedness More...

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By Desk Editor On Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Residents advised of HUREX 2018 Training Exercise planned for June 26

GREAT BAY — Sint Maarten (DCOMM) — Hurricane Exercise 2018 (HUREX 2018) will once again involve a major training exercise that will take place on Tuesday, June 26 between the hours of 8.30am and 10.30am. Residents More...