Topic: Disaster Preparedness, Emergency, Fire and Rescue | Posted By: aphillip
Thursday, 30 July 2020 - 3:58pm
The Territory established its first Satellite Emergency Operations Centre(EOC) at the East End/Long Look(EE/LL) Fire Station following a partnership between the Department of Disaster Management(DDM) and the Caribbean Development Bank(CDB).
People of the Virgin Islands, good morning and God’s blessings. By the goodness and grace of our Heavenly Father, we have been spared from serious damages that could have resulted from the passage of Tropical Storm Isaias last night.
Good day and God’s blessings to you all. Whilst my colleagues and I have been considering and debating the people’s business Tuesday, specifically the motion for a Constitutional Review at the Thirteenth Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth House of Assembly, many of you would have seen that forecasters placed the Territory under Tropical Storm Warning.
Greetings to all. Tuesday afternoon I convened a meeting of the National Emergency Operations Centre’s operations group so that Territory leadership, including myself and the Deputy Premier, could receive a full briefing on the expectations for Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 and strategise how to enact our final preparations for that system.
Mr. Speaker, I would just like to take few moments to remind all Virgin Islanders and residents to continue to be vigilant in keeping ahead of the curve as it relates to a weather system that is under development in our region.