The National Disaster Preparedness Response Advisory Committee (NDPRAC) met today, Tuesday September 11th to review Montserrat’s preparedness for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles late on Wednesday night. The Antigua Meteorological Service has placed Montserrat on a Tropical Storm Watch and expects the island to be affected by tropical storm force winds. In the light of this, the NDPRAC continues to advise that all residents and visitors secure their properties, businesses and livestock in preparation for the impending storm.
NDPRAC notes that there will be no air and sea access to and from Montserrat on Thursday, September 13th, 2018. Air access is expected to resume on Friday September 14th, 2018, weather permitting, whilst ferry operations are expected to resume on Saturday September 15th, 2018.
NDPRAC will decide on the operation and shuttering of all government buildings and schools after its next meeting at 0830 tomorrow morning, Wednesday September 12th, 2018 when the exact course and strength of the storm should be more certain.
The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) urges residents and visitors to prepare necessary supplies and secure their homes and businesses at this time.