The National Emergency Management Organisation is also urging residents to:
• Store clean drinking water as the Central Sewerage and Water Authority will be shutting off the water supply later
tonight to secure equipment
• Ensure that you have food to last for at least three days
• Make arrangements to stay with friends and family if your
house is unsafe
• If you need to go to the emergency shelter, get there
early before the strong winds and rains begin
• Take at least three days’ supply of food and clothing with
you when going to the emergency shelter
• Have a first aid kit
• Charge all cellular phones
• Have battery operated radio, flash lights and batteries
• Have a plan in place to keep your pets safe
• Secure your important documents (birth certificates,
passports, deeds etc.)
• Keep listening for updates on the situation
The National Emergency Council met at 2:00 p.m. today to put plans in place. The Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines made the following declarations:
• All businesses and non-essential services for St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be closed from 4:00 p.m. and will
remain closed on Tuesday 27th August, 2019.
• Water supplies will be shut off from the source later tonight to allow the Central Water and Sewerage
Authority to secure equipment.
• The Central Water and Sewerage Authority will suspend garbage collection on Tuesday 27th August, 2019.
Garbage in areas scheduled to be collected on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday 28th August.
• The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Electricity Services will try to maintain electricity services throughout the
The hydro plants will be closed by 7:00 p.m. tonight and will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday 28th August,
• The Argyle International Airport closed at 6:00 p.m. today and will remain closed on Tuesday 27th August, 2019
• The National Emergency Operation Centre was activated
at 6:00 p.m today.
The National Emergency Management Organisation and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Services will continue to monitor the situation.