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640 shelter kits arrived today

Governor Augustus Jaspert

As the Government continues to organize temporary shelters for persons whose homes were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Irma, Governor Augustus Jaspert announced today the arrival of hundreds of shelter kits for residents.

He said the kits will be distributed to three of the four main islands in the territory.

“An additional 640 shelter kits with tarpaulin to cover homes will be arriving from our fellow citizens in the United Kingdom today, Saturday September 16, and they will begin to be distributed to people in Road Town, Anegada, and Jost van Dyke immediately,” said Governor Jaspert in an address to the territory earlier today.

He added: “This distribution plan will continue in the coming days to ensure all people in all our islands in need of shelter have safe cover.”

The Governor urged residents to speak with their respective district representatives about any needs or concerns.

Storm threat

In the meantime, Governor Jaspert also told residents to prepare to be affected by two tropical storms  which are forecasted to pass the territory in a couple of days.

“We continue to pray that this forecast changes, but in the meantime, I urge you to start preparing for that possibility by securing your property as much as possible, and staying off the roads to allow for essential tools to be delivered, and for the ongoing clean-up operations to continue. The curfew remains in place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 am daily,” he said.

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