A week into the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, government has issued what it described as an ‘interim’ list of land-based emergency shelters in the territory.
The list comprises 19 named shelters and is valid up till July 31.
A breakdown of the list shows only one primary shelter, seven secondary shelters, and 11 tertiary shelters.
The Public Works Department and the Department of Disaster Management is said to have verified the interim list.
Local authorities are yet to publish a list of marine shelters for 2018.
In the meantime, a total of 30 land-based shelters and 10 marine emergency shelters were named during last year’s hurricane season.
And as the territory goes deeper into the hurricane season which began on June 1, there is increased concern about the territory’s level of preparedness.
However, government authorities have said the territory will be fully prepared by the peak of the hurricane season. The season already has produced the first named storm for 2018.
Forecasters have predicted some 16 named storms, eight hurricanes, and four major hurricanes this season.
Below is the interim 2018 land-based list as issued by government’s information office:
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