Barbados PM: Plan for the worst with Tropical Storm Dorian
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley urged Barbadians to be on alert and ready for the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian, which was expected to past somewhat south of the island on Monday afternoon.
The fourth named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, in the space of 24 hours moved from being a tropical depression on Saturday to a storm packing winds close to 40 km/h early Sunday morning.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for Barbados, which means that tropical storm conditions are possible there within about 48 hours.
In an address to the Nation from her Government headquarters on Sunday afternoon, Mottley, flanked by some members of her Cabinet, officials from the Barbados Meteorological Services, Department of Emergency Management, The Royal Barbados Police Force and other Emergency Service, said the country should plan for the worst. She also urged them not to take any chances.
The Prime Minister also urged each Barbadian to his or her brother or sister's keeper.