Hurricane / The Prefect and the President of the COM launched the hurricane season


The 2021 hurricane season started yesterday. The Prefect alongside President Daniel Gibbs brought together around sixty people from civil society and the institutional world on Monday afternoon to take stock of the issues. representatives of the government of Sint Maarten were also present and the COM of Saint-Barth was in videoconference. The various measures and vigilance were recalled as were the stages of the Orsec plan.

"I wanted this meeting in the largest possible format," said the prefect who is starting his first hurricane season. For him, “the mobilization of all” is essential and necessary. He insisted on the “capacities of each one to anticipate, act and react”.

President Daniel Gibbs shared his point of view: "It is everyone's commitment to protect the island". In particular, it was repeated that the population does indeed have a role to play upstream of the arrival of a phenomenon by limiting potential projectiles around homes.

The services of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin have outlined the main lines of the territorial safeguard plan that it has just adopted. (

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