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SAHARA DUST ADVISORY FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

SAHARA DUST ADVISORY FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

February 26, 2024163Views

A large plume of Sahara Dust could is expected to impact the Virgin Islands over the next couple of days. At-risk residents may wish to take precautions to reduce the effects of the dust.

EFFECTS OF THE SAHARA DUST

  • Dry Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Itchy Watery Eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Running Nose

AT RISK PERSONS

  • Elderly and Children
  • Persons with respiratory illness such as asthma
  • Individual that suffer from chronic heart disease

Here a few tips :

  • Keep windows and doors closed
  • Wear a dust mask where necessary
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids
  • Keep relevant medication close by.(inhalers, sinus medication, pain reliever)

Persons experiencing severe symptoms should seek medical attention.

Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not a Meteorological Office. The information shared by the Department is obtained from various professional sources contracted by the Department. This information should be used as a guide for anyone interested in local weather conditions. In no way can DDM or the Virgin Islands Government be held responsible for the use of this information in an appropriate manner for legal evidence or to justify any decision that may result in loss of finances, property or life.