STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN BARBUDA

Disaster Management 

BREAKING NEWS: CABINET DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY FOLLOWING DEVASTATION OF BARBUDA BY HURRICANE IRMA

Antigua and Barbuda

Statutory Instrument 

2017. No.

A Proclamation 

WHEREAS by subsection (1) of section 2 of the Emergency Powers (Hurricane, Earthquake, Fire or Flood) Act, Cap. 148 it shall be lawful for the Cabinet after the occurrence in Antigua and Barbuda of a hurricane, earthquake, fire or flood, to declare by proclamation in the Gazette that a state of emergency exists; 

AND WHEREAS on the 5th day of September 2017 a hurricane by the name of IRMA occurred in Antigua and Barbuda; 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Cabinet in pursuance of powers, conferred upon it by subsection (1) of section 2 of the Emergency Powers (Hurricane, Earthquake, Fire or Flood) Act, Cap. 148 hereby declares by this Proclamation that a state of emergency exists.

Dated this 6th September 2017 

 

                                                                                    Signed

                                                                                    Konata Lee

                                                                                    Secretary to the Cabinet

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