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  • All schools in SVG are closed today, Wednesday, Sept. 28
  • Commercial Banks in SVG will open at 9 a.m. today
  • Today is a regular workday
  • No district clinics today
  • No outpatient services or elective surgeries at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital today

Some 88 persons have moved into emergency shelters across St. Vincent and the Grenadines as severe weather threatens to further affect the country on Wednesday.

The National Emergency Management Organisation said that shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, 32 female residents of the Lewis Punnet Home were relocated to the Fair Hall Government School with the assistance of the Ministry of Health and the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.

Further, 50 persons have moved into the George Stephens Secondary School in Colonarie and three persons at the Pamenos Burke Government School.

The shelter managers in both shelters reported that these persons reside in low-lying areas, NEMO said.

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NEMO on Tuesday called on all residents living in the following low-lying coastal areas to continue to monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate at short notice if it becomes necessary, and know where the nearest emergency shelter is located.

NEMO listed the following coastal areas: Colonaire, Byera, Gorse, Black Point, Grand Sable       Georgetown, Langley Park, Sandy Bay, Orange Hill Chateaubelair, Clare Valley, Rose Place, Buccament Bay, Layou, Barroaullie, Biabou, Calliaqua, Villa, Indian Bay, Arnos Vale, Sion Hill, Questelles, and Keartons.

All schools across the country will remain closed today as a precautionary measure in light of the weather system.

Further, there will be no outpatient services or elective surgeries at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital today, the Ministry of Helath has announced.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Luis de Shong said in a statement Tuesday evening that persons are reminded that they should immediately secure their medication in a plastic or zip-lock bag, and in the event that they have to relocate they should take their medication with them in the very plastic or zip- lock bag.

“Patients with medication that requires refrigeration are advised to allow the medication to remain refrigerated and to avoid opening the refrigerator often in the event of a power outage,” de Shong said.

Severe Weather Update #5 for SVG at 12 a.m. Wednesday