Shelters opened at 6 p.m. persons advised to relocate

by: - September 12, 2018
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Glenroy Toussaint, Acting Local Government Commissioner (file photo)

All hurricane shelters will be opened to residents across the island from

This was announced by Chairman of the Shelters Committee Glenroy Toussaint at a press briefing Wednesday evening.

In view of the curfew that will be imposed tonight he said, all shelters will open at 6 p.m.

In my view this is sufficient time for people to get to the shelters. He added that persons should find themselves at the shelters early before the curfew which begins at midnight tonight.

“As I speak you should have already packed your stuff and waiting and within half an hour you should be at the shelter.”

There are strict shelter rules he added saying, “At the shelters, the laws of the state will be enforced”.

Persons should not bring to these shelters dangerous weapons and alcohol, no smoking will be allowed and persons should not be noisy. They are also advised to bring necessary supplies which will last two days as well as any medication which they may require.

Of importance to note he added is that no curfew passes will be issued to persons at the shelters as they will not be allowed to leave the compound until the curfew is lifted at noon on Friday 14 September, 2018.

“You have to remain in the confines of the shelter,” he said.

A hundred and eight shelters inclusive of private homes is available. A list can be found here.