No Change in Advice, Says Disaster Management Office

YELLOW HILL – No All Clear sign has been given and residents are asked to remain indoors says the head of the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA).
Director Billy Darroux said Thursday afternoon that “Nothing has changed in terms of the advice from the experts.
“I contacted Antigua Met Services them and they explained that there is some concern over some rain bands associated with the system which can also pack high winds.
“This factors into their decision making changes as it relates to watches and warnings.
“The authorities on Montserrat have therefore not issued an All Clear as Montserrat remains under Tropical Storm Warning.
Persons may be tempted to go out and do business as usual. Residents are reminded that the All Clear has not been given, and should avoid going outside.
“People should:
– keep from low lying or areas prone to flash flooding
– keep away from the beaches and the sea
– stay away from any downed cable – regardless of what it may look like
– Pay attention to vulnerable persons in their care – Older persons, young children and those with ailments
“The Governor, Premier, ministers and other officials have remained in constant touch with the EOC.”

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