I’d once again like to begin this message by thanking you the people of the Virgin Islands. Yesterday, we faced the approach of Hurricane Jerry with bravery, kindness and wisdom. As a community, you made the best use of the day and prepared yourselves, your homes and your businesses for the possibility that Hurricane Jerry may change course as so many systems have.
I am grateful to report that Hurricane Jerry weakened into a tropical storm very early this morning as it passed to the north us. On the advice of the Premier I am issuing the all-clear as of 8am today, September 21st. The National Emergency Operations Centre will de-activate after the team reviews the 11 am update from the international forecasters and issues a local update.
But I caution you all, this all-clear does not mean that we can stop being ready. Forecasters have advised that the ground sea conditions we have been observing in some areas will continue. As such, a high surf advisory remains in place until tomorrow.
His Excellency Acting Governor David Archer Jr. #hurricane#hurricanejerry#hurricaneseason2019#bvi#britishvirginislands#atlantic #nationalemergencyoperationcenter#allclear
Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? It might not be quite as exciting as National Ice Cream Day🍦(um, can we make that a month too? 😜) but it is pretty important and especially now in the middle of hurricane season. 💨
Since we really believe our pets are part of the family, my friends at @hillspet and I put together a list of our top pet safety tips for storm preparedness. 🐶
We’ve covered everything from ID tags to finding pet friendly accommodation and the best part is this: every single tip is both simple and easy to do right now! For more simply click the link in my bio! 👆🏻 #hillspartner#hillstransforminglives#bepreparednotscared
Just a small look at some of the destruction that happened when #tropicalstormimelda blew through #setx yesterday.💔
We were fortunate enough not to get any damage to our home or vehicles. #godisgood 🙌🏼
My husband’s work (first picture) along with so many other businesses and homes (many of which were still recovering from #hurricaneharvey just 2 years ago) have lost everything & will have to start over once again.😭😭
Just continue to #pray for everyone as they try to rebuild & get back to normal.🙏🏼 #hurricaneseason2019#sexstrong#stronger
𝗪𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 & 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰, 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮: 𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐃𝐎𝐆!!!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Flooding can kill, displace & leave many dogs homeless. Worst thing you can do: leave your dog in a crate/chained up & abandon them. 😡⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟏𝟐 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐄𝐄𝐏 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐃𝐎𝐆 𝐒𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟏. 𝐈.𝐃. 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐞𝐭: Always tag you pet! Microchip is best⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟐. 𝐄𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐝 & 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐠: Don’t wait, it will harm your dog.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟑. 𝐀𝐧 𝐄𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞: Keep an ER crate handy for evacuations. In emergency situations many dogs can't be taken into transports if they are not crated.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟒. 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐀 𝐒𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞: Know where your safe spots are should a flood occur. Locate hotels on higher ground that accept pets.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟓. 𝐃𝐨 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟔. 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐊𝐢𝐭: Stock up; non-perishables foods for your dog, containers of water to last at least five days. Pet bowls, can openers, medications in waterproofed containers, a first aid kit, waste bags, leashes, harnesses, blankets, toys and written info about your pets & their medical needs.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟕. 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠: Wetness can cause inflammation of the skin; a breeding ground for bacterial & fungal infections.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟖. 𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝗪𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫: It’s likely contaminated with chemicals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟗. 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐀𝐫𝐞𝐧’𝐭 𝐒𝐚𝐟𝐞: NEVER leave your dog in a car during or after a flood. Temps in cars can be brutal! Cars easily get swept up in waters or flooded.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟏𝟎. 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭-𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫: this can suck your dog away. Even 6" of water is strong enough to knock you all down.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝟏𝟏. 𝐋𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐎𝐮𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐃𝐨𝐠𝐬: HELP them!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hoping everyone is high and dry with this crazy tropical storm and rising waters. Here’s some cool sculptures to think tall but hopefully not applicable for double use as water depth measuring sticks #hurricaneseason2019
There’s a group project I have joined in the Bahamas. It entails rebuilding a site that in return, it will service back to those in need.
A NC subcontractor w/crew and tools is volunteering their services. Transportation and accommodation are in place.
However, in order for them to be deployed,
we need the following materials... Therefore, I am asking for a helpful contribution or guidance as to how we can attain these items. In the meantime, please share this post.
For additional information message me or Sam Teschen. Your efforts are greatly appreciated ahead of time! “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~Mother Teresa
Do you live in an area prone to flooding? Are there numerous tall trees near your home or in your neighbourhood? What about living on sloped land that might be prone to land-slippage? These are all factors to consider before and during hurricane season. #HurricaneSeason2019#BePrepared#DougsRealty
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Happy Friday in a very monotone voice. I’m so exhausted from the work involved when these hurricanes come by. For those of you that’s not familiar with them, when the winds pick up and depending on the speed that’s what makes it a category 1,2,3,4 or 5. Humberto was a hurricane 3 and it was pretty intense.
Luckily in Bermuda, we have extremely strict building codes. Ninety percent of our houses are made out of concrete block and cement. Each stage of the building process has to be inspected by a building inspector. The builder has to make sure every bit of building code is adhered to. It’s a long and expensive process but we have proven that this planning and building process works. Very few lose life or possessions. We do have instances where our roof comes off or a small portion of a house gets damaged but none of them crumble to the ground.
Hours after the storm passed, the island on a whole gets to work in a very systematic way. Human nature is of the utmost importance and safety is always first. It’s my pleasure as a host to lead and guide my guest and any other visitors during such times. It’s one thing to be off island and hear about hurricanes but it’s a whole different experience to be on island and see how we handle our business. The guest we ended up hosting was impressed but said they would still rather a snow storm😆
Having said all of that, cheez like I can’t stop yacking 😂you can still come on your vacation to Bermuda, no need to cancel as we’re ‘back open for business’ 😛😂
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