BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – PRIME MINISTER Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris is calling on citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis to be prepared for the hurricane season which begins next week and ends in November.

Weather officials are predicting a total of 11 named storms for the season and four hurricanes, two of which are predicted to be major storms – category three or higher, Dr. Harris noted.

Addressing the National Assembly yesterday (May 23), PM Harris stated that as he was making his statements, he was reminded of the recovery that many in Jamaica and Haiti are faced with following the impact of heavy rains that resulted in serious flooding, property damage and loss of lives.

“This sad situation has occurred and the hurricane season is yet to begin, a possible result of climate change. As Prime Minister, I endorse the call of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for all residents to begin now or to continue to put the necessary preparations in place to protect life and property.”