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Hurricane Season

The Annual Atlantic Hurricane Season commences June 1 and ends on November 30.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes are caused by a combination of warm tropical oceans, light winds and moisture along with pre-existing weather disturbances. Hurricanes bring heavy rain, strong winds and large waves which often damage many homes, cars, buildings and trees.

Hurricanes are grouped into 5 categories, which tell you how strong they are. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating which is based on the present intensity of the hurricane. Read More

Click Here for the Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

 
COVID-19

COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory illness that can be spread from an infected person to persons in close contact with them.

How do you catch COVID-19?
An infected person can spread the virus to a healthy person If they are in close contact with each other (within about 2 meters / 6 feet) through droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

It is also spread through contact with contaminated surfaces that have been exposed to the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes. Click here for more information on COVID-19.

Click Here for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Barbados Travel Guidelines

 
Become a Volunteer
We need you! We need your assistance!

  1. Give back to your community
  2. Serve your country in a time of crisis
  3. Render humanitarian services to your fellow men/ women
  4. Learn new skills which can save lives
  5. Confidently face new challenges with a winning attitude
  6. Respond to major vehicular accidents, flooding, large fires, landslides, earthquakes, storms or high winds...

Click here to sign up.
 
Emergency Shelters
An Emergency Shelter is a facility set up to provide temporary housing for persons unable to continue their living arrangement in separate family units.

In Barbados shelters are listed in two categories. A Category 1 Shelter may be used during a hurricane or other hazard event, while Category 2 Shelters may be used if they are still in a reasonable condition after a hazard event or disaster.

Please click here to view Hurricane Shelters in your area.