I will provide the knowledge and experience required for the planning, preparation, fighting, survival and aftermath of hurricanes. I work with hotels, resorts and businesses in order to prevent loss of life, severe accidents and to minimize damage to property and the environment. Basic training will include:
I was employed by the Maho Group based in Sint Maarten as their hurricane preparedness consultant approximately 6 days before hurricane Irma hit. I was proud to command a team that led 375 guests and staff to safety without a single injury or death. This included the full and successful set up of a hurricane centre for guests and staff to take refuge during the hurricane and ensuring the health, safety, sanitation and general well being for all persons for 3 days post Irma until evacuation from the island was possible.
Hurricane Irma was a category five hurricane and is considered the worst natural disaster to hit Sint Maarten. Hurricane Irma had sustained winds speeds of 220mph gusting up to 300mph.
After my experience of hurricane Irma I have put together a guide (download below) to provide the following:
This guide is an overview and does not go into in-depth detail on every single point. It is to be used as a ‘best practice only’ guide. It does not contain or follow any local, national or international statutory or regulatory requirements.
If in any doubt as to planning and preparation for hurricanes, readers are advised to contact their local and/or national authority .