Disaster officials issue caution

Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Captain Robert Harewood is urging Barbadians who send out false information via social media to desist from the practice.

He made the comments after the circulation of several voice notes alleging the shutdown of the Barbados Water Authority’s pumping stations.

Such persons, he said, should be “more mindful of the consequences of these irresponsible actions”.

He also advised the public to check credible sources wherever possible, such as the social media sites of the respective agencies or that of the Barbados Government Information Service, especially during times of national emergencies, before sharing such information on social media.

Captain Harewood also urged Barbadians to continue exercising caution, noting that the island remains under  a flood warning until 6.00 a.m. tomorrow, and a high surf and small craft warning until noon.

With the discontinuation of the tropical storm watch, he said that a team from the DEM would remain in place until the flood warning was discontinued.



3 Responses to Disaster officials issue caution

  1. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony September 18, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Private sector issues caution

  2. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray September 18, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Irma was 7 days away from Florida and the governor ask the people to leave. We here under a storm watch and the people here tell the people go to work

    • Meakai September 18, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      Ignore the MET office, DEM knows best.
      The worrying thing is some people left their homes in weather conditions that were worse than any recent national shutdown.

      Either Bajans workers are more committed and productive than some would have us believe or we as a people, ain’t worth wuh Paddy shot at.

      DEM say jump and we jump, not even bothering to ask how high?


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