Basseterre, St. Kitts, 13th September, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – Schools across St. Kitts were closed on Thursday, as residents prepared for the arrival of weather associated with Tropical Storm Isaac.
In a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon, the Ministry of Education, indicated that all government schools, at both the primary and secondary levels, as well as day care centers and institutions at the tertiary level, will not operate due to the pending weather conditions.
They however had advised that all other offices, departments and units of the Ministry of Education, would operate at the usual time; and admonished their employees to be guided accordingly.
One of the main concerns that usually arise when it comes to hurricanes, and storms passing through the island, is that of flooding and the potential harm that could result. It also allows school management to secure their facilities.
Authorities at the country’s private schools closely followed, announcing that they too will close their doors.
The closures also help households to be better prepared for the safety of their loved ones, but children in particular.
A shift in weather conditions is expected in St. Kitts during the latter period of Thursday, as Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way through the Windward Islands, but having its effects felt in most territories in the Leeward Islands chain.
No word has been given, at the time of this article, to indicate if classes would resume on Friday.