National Emergency Management Organization
Prime Minister’s Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2021
NEMO ANNOUNCES NATIONAL LOCKDOWN DUE TO IMPENDING STORM ELSA
A Tropical Storm warning is currently in effect for Saint Lucia. On the forecast track, the system will pass near Saint Lucia or over the Windward Islands on Friday, 2nd July 2021. Due to this it has been decided by NEMAC that there will be a national shutdown tomorrow from 4am on Friday.
The shutdown will remain in place until an ALL CLEAR is given by the Prime Minister or NEMO.
Therefore, the public is asked to remain indoors and not to venture out until such time.
Any information relating to the resumption of normal business activity will be disseminated thereafter. All Public Service Offices with the exception of the essential services will also remain closed until the announcement of the ALL CLEAR. The public are advised to stay alert and attentive to any announcements being issued by NEMO.