Governor Warns of Six Hurricanes in Upcoming Season as BVI Prepares for Tropical Weather.
The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun, and Governor John Rankin
has issued a warning to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) that as many as six hurricanes could potentially make landfall.
While this number is lower than the average for the usually busy hurricane season, Rankin emphasized the importance of preparedness for both visitors and residents.
The Governor urged the public to take steps to prepare themselves and their homes for the approaching storms and hurricanes.
Understanding the potential wind and rain impacts on property will help guide the proper storage of outdoor items and securing doors and windows.
Each home should also have an emergency kit with water, medicine, and important documents, and communities should work together to develop an emergency plan.
Governor Rankin stressed that a prepared community stands the greatest chance of a quick and efficient path to recovery in the event of a storm impact.
The Governor also encouraged the public to stay informed about the latest weather updates and to take action accordingly.
He emphasized that the Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the situation and provide guidance as needed.
With the start of the hurricane season, the Governor reminded visitors and residents to take the necessary steps to prepare for the upcoming storms and hurricanes.
By understanding the risks and taking proactive steps to prepare, the BVI can minimize the impact of any potential storms and work towards a speedy recovery if needed.
Overall, the Governor's message was clear: be prepared for the coming storms and hurricanes, and work together as a community to ensure the safety and well-being of all.