Hurricane Sam likely to become a major hurricane

October 6, 2021

Residents should pay keen attention to Hurricane Sam which formed today and is presently located east of the Caribbean.

According to the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Office, rapid intensification is forecast to resume over the next several days and Sam is likely to become a major hurricane on Saturday.

The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) advises that individuals monitor the information coming from the local Met Office to safeguard lives and properties.

Residents should have their hurricane plans in place to include having emergency supplies on hand and knowing where the closest shelter is.