St. Peters starts hurricane cleanup program SaturdayPOSTED: 08/8/12 11:59 AM
St. Maarten – As part of the ongoing preparation for the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, weekly community wide clean ups have been scheduled for August 11, 18 and 25. The primary objective of the cleanup is to prepare the neighborhood against material damage and flooding caused by flying debris during severe tropical storms and hurricanes. Residents are therefore encouraged to ensure that all unwanted items are placed on the sidewalk preferably by Friday evening prior to the scheduled dates, Riegnald Arrindell stated in a press release issued yesterday. Items to be collected include: old and or unused electronic appliances, furniture, household items, yard waste, car parts and accessories, and any other hazardous wastes. This Saturday the cleanup will take place at Blue Berry Road, Passion Fruit Road, Honey Dew Road, Apricot Road, Cantaloupe Road, Grapefruit Road and Kiwi Road. Next week it’s the turn for Lime Road, Tangerine Road, St. Peters Main Road, Pineapple Road, Lemon Road, Raspberry Road, Blackberry Road, Mango Road and Guava Road. On Saturday August 25 the cleanup will deal with the Watermelon Road, Soursop Road, Genip Road, Pomserette Road and Marigot Hill Road.
“History teaches that a lack of hurricane preparedness and awareness are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster,” Arrindell noted.