Tropical Disturbance has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone

October 6, 2021

The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is echoing its call for residents to have their hurricane preparedness plans in place as the Met Office issues a tropical storm watch for Antigua and Barbuda.
This means that storm conditions are possible within 48 hours.
Information from the Met Office is that the island could be affected from Saturday evening going into Sunday.
NODS continues to encourage residents to ensure that their emergency plans and kits are in place and that they know the location of their nearest shelter.
Meanwhile, a four-day training with 19 volunteers in Community Emergency Response Teams ended on Thursday at the Multi-purpose Cultural Centre. Among the areas covered were basic first aid, basic map reading and radio telecommunications.
These volunteers are expected to work along with District Disaster Coordinators (DDCs) throughout the island to prepare for and respond to any disaster that may occur.
Recently, training has also been held in shelter and shelter management.