The National Emergency Management Organisation encourages all residents, mariners and fisher folks, along the coastal areas, especially North West (Leeward) and north East (Fancy, Owia, Sandy Bay, etc.) to take all the necessary precautions to secure boats and equipment.

Residents living along coastal areas that have been affected by storm surge in the past are asked to take the necessary actions to safeguard life and property.

Residents living in low lying areas, areas prone to land slippage and areas along the river banks are also asked to be on the alert and take the necessary precautions as although  Hurricane Irma” is not expected to directly impact St. Vincent and the Grenadines, outer rain bands from the system are likely to bring some isolated pockets of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms along with occasional gusty winds across the islands from beyond midnight tomorrow, Tuesday and persisting into Wednesday and some flash-flooding and land slippage is possible in low-lying areas

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