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- Back to Orange alert
  • By Matthew <matthew at virek.net>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2023 08:16:54 -0400
The worst of the winds have passed here in the north, but there are something 
like 21000 people without electricity this morning.

A distribution line seems to be affected cutting supplies to much of the north 
of the island.

Waiting for the rains now 😬
Matthew Cowen

- Martinique Radar covering Martinique and the north of St Lucia
  • By Matthew Cowen <matthew at virek.net>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 14:00:32 -0400


- Vigilance Rouge - Closures and Warnings issued
  • By Matthew Cowen <matthew at virek.net>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 13:58:08 -0400
[Automatically translated]

The strengthening of tropical storm BRET during the night of June 21 to 22 led the Prefect to bring together this morning at 6:30 a.m. the services of the State and Météo-France for a situation update.

Given the evolution of the situation, the Prefect places Martinique on RED cyclone alert

This decision takes effect from Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

A new update on the situation of tropical storm BRET will be made by the state services today at 12:00 p.m.

It is therefore requested to prepare and follow the following individual and collective measures to be disseminated as widely as possible.

Collective measures:

- Economic activity is stopped and economic actors must implement measures to protect their company or trade and free up as much as possible from their staff,

- All public transport is interrupted (bus, inter-island link, etc.),

- All major gatherings (sports, festive, cultural, etc.) are cancelled,

- All outings at sea (professional or leisure) are strictly prohibited,

- All animals, including pets, must be returned,

- The media will continuously disseminate information on the phenomenon.

Individual measures:

- Stay informed of the evolution of the phenomenon by regularly consulting Météo-France bulletins and apply safety instructions,

- Before taking the road, find out about any deviations put in place by the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique,

- Prepare your home (protection of openings, sheltering of objects, dismantling of facilities likely to be taken away),

- Put out of water objects likely to be affected by a flood,

- Protect your personal and important documents (identity papers, vaccination book, invoices, warranty certificates, etc.),

- If you live in a flood zone, watch for the rising waters,

- Do not engage under any circumstances on foot or by car on a submerged lane,

- Activities at sea are totally prohibited (e.g. kitesurfing, sailing),

- Report your departure and destination to relatives,

The departmental operational center will be activated from 12:00 p.m. and will remain active all day and during the night of June 22 to 23.

The public information unit of the prefecture will be open until 5:00 p.m. The number to contact is: 05 96 39 39 89.

Stay informed by following the Prefecture on its official accounts on social networks (Facebook: prefetdelamartinique; Twitter: at prefet972).


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