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Thumbs up for storm response

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Thumbs up for storm response

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THE MINISTER OF Home Affairs and the top brass of the Royal Barbados Police Force are giving the thumbs up to the response of the country to the threat of Tropical Storm Matthew.

Adriel Brathwaite and Superintendent William Yearwood gave a positive review of the actions on Tuesday evening as Barbadians heeded the advice of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to shut down the country.

Yearwood, who was acting as operations manager for the National Emergency Operations Centre at the time, reviewed events on Tuesday as the country prepared for the impact of the tropical disturbance that was upgraded to a tropical storm yesterday.

“The decision was taken yesterday [Tuesday] at the DEM that businesses should be closed at 8 o’clock, but it was advised that the hour of 6 be given so that any persons inside the business would get out by 8 o’clock,” the superintendent said. (AD)

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