Businesses in the Road Town capital were observed executing a number of hurricane preparedness measures such as battening down windows and closing hurricane shutters.
These establishments include FirstBank on Nibbs Street, where workers were seen on the exterior of the building adding layers of protective materials to shield the glass windows from any potential damage from projectiles.
On Fishlock Road, a popular beauty store was observed boarded-up, with its owner and staff adding a number of sandbags to the doorways of the store to minimise the entry of water in the event of flooding.
As it relates to the marine side of things, number of vessels were observed strapped-down or made secure inside local marinas.
“I would encourage persons in the private sector to follow suit. Yes, your business is important, but your people are an asset you cannot replace,” he added.
The Premier further urged all BVI residents “to do one more check on their homes, businesses, emergency supplies and critical documents” before the brunt of the weather system passes the territory
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