Officials of the Office of Disaster Management continue to appeal to the public especially those in the special disaster areas to remain vigilant.
Program Officer, Steve Joseph explained to GIS News on Tuesday that with the high saturation levels of the soil following Tropical Storm Erika and subsequent tropical waves, nationals should remain on watch.
“We continue to inform the public of the risks which exist especially in communities already compromised. There are nine special disaster areas and other critical areas which have already been impacted,” he said. “We are hoping that people remain tuned to the radio and any source of [reliable] information so that threatening events do not catch them in dangerous areas.”
He named Coulibistrie which is still heavily silted and could, according to him, “easily be flooded again.”
Joseph advised to heed advisories and move early to safer homes.
Several communities were declared special disaster areas after the passing of Tropical Storm Erika. They are: Paradise Valley in Bath Estate, Petite Soufriere, Good Hope, Dubique, Petite Savanne, Pichelin, Coulibistrie, Campbell and San Sauveur.