Residents are being urged to prepare as the 2016 Hurricane season begins tomorrow.

Director of the Meteorological office Kiethley Meade while speaking to ZDK news said that 2016 is expected to be a near-normal to slightly above normal season with 10 to 16 named storms, 4 to 8 hurricanes and 1 to 4 major hurricanes.

The MET office however notes that it is important to bear in mind that seasonal forecasts are by no means exact.

A forecast of near normal or below normal should not be a reason for letting your guard down. Instead, persons are reminded that it takes only one storm, hurricane or some other weather disturbance to wreak havoc on our small societies. 

The 2016 Hurricane Season for the Atlantic basin will start officially on Wednesday, June 1st and ends on November 30th.

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