Governor Augustus Jaspert has been working with the relevant authorities to ensure the territory is well prepared ahead of the upcoming hurricane season.
This was revealed at a media briefing at Government House on Thursday where Governor Jaspert explained some of the measures taken by him and the authorities in the event a hurricane hits the territory.
“That means ensuring we have a network of shelters ready, we’ll be releasing a list of those in time for the start of the season, prepositioning contingency supplies across the territory, making sure that our communications equipment is ready as well so we have extra satellite communications phones in placed across the island as well across the key agencies should we face anything,” the Governor said.
He also said the United Kingdom has also provided support to include extra generators and contingency supplies to help the BVI should the territory need it.
The Governor further said: “We also, through the commissioner of police and other security agencies, have ensured that there is a security pre-deployment plan in place so that if we were faced with anything, storms or disasters, we are able in advance to deploy security across the territory before we get it.”
Governor Jaspert said while the Government will do all in their power to ensure the territory is safe, it is still up to individuals to ensure their possessions are protected.
“Everybody needs to take their own responsibility whether as a business or whether as an individual themselves, their family, making sure that their property is ready, making sure that they help their communities get ready, that will be part of the messaging that will go out as we approach the season,” he said.
The hurricane season officially commences on June 1 and ends on November 30.
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