Government to work with village councils ahead of the projected 2011 active hurricane season

first_img 16 Views   no discussions LocalNews Government to work with village councils ahead of the projected 2011 active hurricane season by: – May 13, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share The Roosevelt Skerrit government will be engaging village council’s members around the island in an effort to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season which begins in June and stretches until November.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told a town hall meeting here recently, that government needs the assistance of the village councils in securing the vulnerable in the event of any major disaster.The forecast is that we may have a very active hurricane season and we have to start to prepare for it now. Each one of us must play our part to prepare for it. Over the next few weeks we will be engaging the village councils and groups in various parts of Dominica to get them to appreciate the need to start preparing for the hurricane season,” he said.Skerrit said citizens must ensure that the drains, ravines and culverts are not blocked so water could move freely.“We have to ensure that the overhanging tress which may pose ganger to homes and property are trimmed. If a tree is posing danger and threat to lives and property, we have to assist,” he said.Forecasters predict a busy season this year.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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