The Members of Parliament for the two constituencies in Portland are calling for a comprehensive ‘review’ and ‘revamp’ of how the government and other state agencies prepare for a hurricane.
The call is being been made by MP for East Portland, the PNP’s Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield and MP for West Portland, the JLP’s Daryl Vaz.
This, in light of what’s seen as lessons to be learnt from preparedness activities for Hurricane Matthew.
For example, Mr. Vaz says there’s need to improve the approach to cleaning drains and gullies.
MP Bloomfield agrees.
He says there needs to be a systematic approach.
Both MPs were speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5.
In the meantime, Mr. Vaz says Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, has acknowledged the need for ‘a comprehensive overhaul’ of the approach to hurricane preparation.
He says Minister McKenzie says this is necessary based on what he’s observed with the state’s preparation for Hurricane Matthew.