The list of facilities to be utilized as shelters for the 2017 hurricane season has been released.
Following an assessment, by the Public Works Department, 38 structures will serve as emergency shelters.
The list has been distributed to media houses and district disaster coordinators and will be published on NODS website and Facebook page.
Shelters have been allocated to each of the 17 disaster districts – some of which share facilities.
Individuals who will have to evacuate to these shelters are advised that they have to take the necessary supplies with them to include food, bedding, and water. However, no pets, guns, illegal drugs and alcohol are allowed.
A strict set of rules is in place at the shelters, which are managed by a team from the respective districts.
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) advocates that public shelters should be the last resort for residents as the first option should be to stay with family members, relatives or friends.
Click on the link below for the full list of 2017 hurricane shelters.