Mullin Says Barbuda Ready For Hurricane Season


The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is confident that the work done in Barbuda so far following Hurricane Irma in 2017 should ensure that the island fares well during any major threat.


Director of NODS Philmore Mullin says he’s satisfied with the repair work done on the structures on the sister-isle. “There are several houses that have been fixed and I have absolutely no problem with persons staying in those homes because the homes would have been retrofitted adequately.”


Several buildings in Barbuda are presently being assessed to serve as shelters.


Mullin says one of the concerns is that there are a number of small wooden structures like washrooms that need to be secured to their foundation as these could be missiles during a storm or hurricane. He is urging personnel from the Development Control Authority (DCA) and residents of Barbuda to ensure that this is addressed.


On the issue of communication, NODS says it has secured additional emergency telecommunication for Barbuda, which includes a satellite phone and a base station for VHF and UHF Radios. This will ensure that there is constant communication unlike what occurred in 2017 where contact could not have been made with Barbuda immediately after the impact of Hurricane Irma.

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  1. Tell him to go find the Irma funds money then Barbuda would be corrupt officials and hurricane proof!.

  2. Ok mr mullin since you are satisfied with the contractors us our darm money.we have bills like everyone else.

  3. Dem still at Barrymore? Or busy rebelling against the establishment of a Land Registry? Gaston nah sleep a night cause he stay woke plotting to steal Barbuda land. Gad nar sleep lol

  4. 20 months on from hurricane Irma and Mr Mullins is “satisfied” with one satellite phone and people still living in tents etc,etc,?.
    Where are the homes and structures that the PM proclaimed to the world,would have “40 foot deep foundations”?. What was the PM going to mount on such a platform?,…a marble sculpture of himself akin to that of Abraham Lincoln’s, fu gully shit pan???.

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