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Minister of Tourism undertook shelter tours on Providenciales, North and Middle Caicos

#Providenciales, July 15, 2019 – Turks and CaicosMThe Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime, Gaming and Disaster Management, Honorable Ralph Higgs accompanied by Ministry personnel including staff of the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies visited shelters on the islands of North and Middle Caicos as well as Providenciales during the week of 8thJuly.

The purpose of these site visits was to assess the state of readiness of the shelters and to identify additional resources needed. This is the second tour by the Hon. Higgs since assuming the department of Disaster Management earlier in the year, the visits were completed across the islands.  This assessment is important as we enter into the peak of the hurricane season. 

Hon. Higgs commented; “I am pleased to have officially conducted two shelter tours, it is important for us to take account of the state of readiness of our shelters in our islands, which is important, particularly among persons that are most vulnerable to the impact of natural disasters.”

The general public is reminded to be aware of all shelter locations and to take inventory of their states of readiness as we prepare for this hurricane season.

Below is a listing of Emergency shelters on Providenciales and North and Middle Caicos.

Providenciales:

  1. All Saints Mission Church
  2. Wesley Methodist High School
  3. Jericho Baptist Church
  4. Our Lady Devine Catholic Church
  5. Enid Capron Primary School
  6. Maranatha High School
  7. Kingdom Dominion Ministry International

North Caicos:

  1. Kew Community Centre
  2. Sandy Point Community Centre
  3. Adelaide Oembler Primary School
  4. Lighthouse Church (Bottle Creek)

Middle Caicos:

  1. Conch Bar Community Center
  2. Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

Release: TCIG

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