With the Atlantic Hurricane Season fast approaching preparedness for the season is the top priority for the KSMAC.
Despite operational changes brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Disaster Committee of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is reporting that it is prepared for the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season.
The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.
With the inspection of shelters already completed, the body is also working closely with the Shelter, Health and Welfare Subcommittee, to ensure that an updated list of shelters is finalised and that each facility is adequately prepared for the hurricane season.
Preparedness Coordinator for the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, Terry Forrester, noted that an isolation area has been added to the shelter list. She further stated, “We have amended the shelter list this year in keeping with COVID-19 guidelines.” As such plans are also in place to equip shelter managers with items such as gloves, masks and sanitisers as they continue to strengthen areas in response to COVIS-19.
Persons are encouraged to visit the KSAMC’s Facebook and Instagram pages @ksamcorp for more information.