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NWC ready for Sandy
2012-10-23 11:11:40 | (0 Comments)
The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting a high state of readiness for Tropical Storm Sandy.
At the same time, it is cautioning that its systems remain vulnerable and may be affected as the storm approaches.
The NWC says it has taken several steps aimed at reducing the risk of damage to its systems and to enable the fastest and most effective return to normality should its systems be affected by Sandy.
“The National Water Commission has already taken several steps to prepare for the impending storm,” says acting corporate public relations manager, Karen Williams.
She is however cautioning against unrealistic public expectation
“Despite the best efforts of the NWC, water supply and wastewater systems in Jamaica are extremely vulnerable to hurricanes and extreme weather events, there is no such thing as a ‘hurricane-proof’ water system,” she said.
As a result, the NWC is encouraging people to store enough water to last from three to 14 days and conserve and use water carefully.
“Everyone has a responsibility to do his part and be prepared by storing potable water for this emergency,” Williams said.
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