The Hurricane Season is here and experts are predicting above-normal hurricane activity this year.

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Here are a few steps to help you get ready:

1. Create an Emergency Plan: Ensure your family knows what to do and where to go in an emergency.

2. Build an Emergency Kit: Stock up on essentials like water, non-perishable food, medications, and important documents.

3. Stay Informed: Keep track of weather updates and heed any advice from local authorities.

4. Secure Your Home: Check for any potential hazards and secure outdoor items that could become projectiles in strong winds.

Be Prepared, Stay Prepared, It Only Takes One!

NOAA/NHC 2024 Hurricane Outlook - Climate Impact Company

Today’s Hurricane Tip of the Day: Remember Your First Responders’ Numbers

Emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time, and may be caused by natural events such as a hurricane or human action.

Place emergency contact information in an easily accessible location for all family members such as on the refrigerator, and ensure your children know the numbers.

Remember, to Save First Responders contacts on your phone, so it’s easily accessible in an emergency.

Hazy conditions continue across Montserrat this evening with mild to moderate concentrations of Saharan Dust over some parts of the island.

The following data provided by the PurpleAir Quality sensors installed across the island is for informational purposes only.

It shows that Plymouth and Salem have moderate air quality, due to particulate matter 2.5 associated with the Saharan Dust; individuals affected by this change in air quality should take the necessary precautions.

Today, on “World Environment Day”, the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) is using the opportunity to emphasize the importance of safeguarding our Environment for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Montserrat is prone to various natural events like flash floods, drought, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, forest fires, pest attacks, epidemics, and environmental degradation, including climate change, land-use changes and natural resource degradation, which are aggravating disaster occurrences and impacts.

Let us commit to protecting and preserving our environment for our future generations.

WorldEnvironmentDay #ProtectOurPlanet

Montserrat is forecast to be noticeably hotter than usual.

Montserrat will see intense, (near-)record night-time and daytime heat with increasing humidity from June to September, according to the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) in its latest forecast for the upcoming months.

It states that there will be frequent, very likely intense (and persistent) episodes of heat stress in the vulnerable population and small livestock, because of high temperatures and increasing humidity through September, and cooling needs rising faster than in most other years, peaking in August and September.

Residents and visitors are advised to stay informed, take the necessary safety measures, and remain vigilant as Montserrat.

Above normal rainfall is forecast for Montserrat!

Montserrat will likely see above normal rainfall between June and August this year, according to the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF), in its latest forecast for the upcoming months.

It states that the June wet season will experience usually frequent heavy showers, and the July to August wet season often includes a mid-summer dry spell.

Residents and visitors are advised to stay informed, take the necessary safety measures, and remain vigilant as Montserrat may experience increased rainfall in the coming months.

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Good Morning! The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services says Saharan dust will continue to drift across the island in varying concentrations over the next 24 hours, hence an Air Quality Alert remains firmly in place for Montserrat.

The DMCA is advising children, the elderly and people with respiratory and heart ailments are advised to limit prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors, have the required medication on hand, wear a mask and protective eyewear when outside, and keep windows and doors closed.

Any masks that filter small particles should be worn such as a surgical mask, N95 and KN95 when going outside.

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Good Morning! Air Quality remains at Moderate Levels across Montserrat today, Friday due to the presence of Saharan Dust in the atmosphere!

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) is advising children, the elderly and people with respiratory and heart ailments to limit prolonged outdoor activities, have the required medication on hand to stay safe, wear a mask and protective eyewear when outside, and keep windows and doors closed.

Any masks that filter small particles should be worn such as a surgical mask, N95 and KN95 when going outside.

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DMCA Director attends Technical Advisory meeting in Trinidad!

This week, the Director of the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) on Montserrat, Lieutenant Colonel Alvin Ryan is attending the 15th Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

TAC 15 is a strategic meeting of Senior Government Officials from 19 CARICOM Participating States; representatives from Regional and International Institutions; and CDEMA’s Executive Leadership Team.

The April 15th to 19th meeting is a surge forward in strengthening our collective efforts to enhance disaster preparedness, response, and resilience across the Caribbean region.

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprises directors of the 19 National Disaster Organizations of the CDEMA Participating States.

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) falls under the governance of CDEMA to provide support and input into strengthening and developing programmes related to Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) within the 19 CDEMA participating states, and to support the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of these programmes at the national, regional and international levels.

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Meteorologist Dale Destin predicts“Super Hyperactive 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Meteorologist/Climatologist for the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service Climate Section, Dale Destin, has forecast an active or above-normal 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season with a high chance of being well above normal or a super hyperactive one.

Mr Destin’s early prediction calls for a near record-breaking 27 named storms, 11 hurricanes, 7 major hurricanes and an accumulated cyclone energy index (ACE) of 233.

The primary factors driving Destin’s above-normal season forecast are the expectation of persistently warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the tropical North Atlantic (TNA), coupled with anticipated cooler-than-normal SSTs across the eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean or La Niña. The simultaneous occurrence of these phenomena, during the hurricane season, sets the stage for what could be near-perfect conditions for a super hyperactive season.

Notwithstanding, there are uncertainties regarding the forecast; these are mainly due to the unknowable intensity and frequency of Saharan Dust that will traverse the TNA. Dust inhibits hurricane formation, but it cannot be forecast beyond days; hence, it is not factored into the hurricane season forecast.