Thirty-nine shelters have been named for the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season.
The shelters are the same as those that were utilized in 2015.
Media houses have been provided with the list and it will also be available on NODS Facebook page.
The facilities consist mainly of schools and churches and have been earmarked for the 17 disaster districts in the twin-island state. Not every community will have a shelter but individuals are advised to make use of those closest to their homes.
When moving to a shelter, residents must take non-perishable food, water, bedding, personal needs and other important supplies as these are not provided at the various facilities.
Individuals must note that animals, weapons, illegal drugs and alcohol are not allowed at the shelters.
Residents seeking shelter must abide by a Code of Conduct enforced by shelter managers.
While the government provides facilities that are utilized as shelters, disaster officials however encourage residents to ensure that their homes meet certain requirements that would reduce the chance of major damage.
Efforts should be made first to shelter at home or with family or friends. The last resort should be a shelter.
Individuals should stock up on emergency supplies which include a week’s supply of non-perishable food, water, supplies for babies and children, battery-operated radio and extra batteries, a flashlight, medicines among other things.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.