With the anticipated level of rainfall associated with Hurricane Tammy, the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) advises all residents living in areas that flood and are known to flood to move to higher ground early.
The recent weather associated with Tropical Storm Philippe would have greatly affected some of these areas.
Considering that the earth would have already been saturated, the risk of flooding would be significant.
Residents in flood-prone areas, low-lying areas, and well-known flood areas should heed the warning and move.
If going to a public shelter, individuals must walk with canned and other foods that do not require heating, water, blankets, and sheets that could be used as bedding, toiletries, clothing, other personal items, and medication, if needed.
If children, babies, elderly, and special needs individuals are part of the family, ensure supplies are available.
NODS also advises persons to have a battery-operated or re-chargeable radio to keep abreast of the latest updates on the weather, a flashlight and extra batteries, if required, and a first-aid kit.
A team of volunteers manages a public shelter and occupants must adhere to certain rules.