Salomon thankful country St. Maarten spared this hurricane seasonPOSTED: 11/30/11 7:18 AM
St. Maarten – Disaster Coordinator Winston Salomon, who is also Fire Commander, is thankful that the nation was spared serious devastation from a hurricane for the 2011 season. The six-month 2011 season, which began on June 1 and ends today, was extremely active with 18 named storms.
“We have much to be thankful for, having gone through the 2011 hurricane season without being struck by a storm system. I would like to thank the people of our island nation for taking the necessary preparations for the season when it was advised to do so. We had a number of storm systems that forced us into an emergency preparatory mode to take the necessary actions required to protect life and property,” Salomon told the Department of Communication (DCOMM) on Tuesday.
“I would like to thank the public as well as the island’s disaster management team and emergency support functions for their role played in preparing the country,” he added.