The Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association has distributed their ‘Hurricane Preparedness Guide 2021’ to help its members plan for the upcoming hurricane season.
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will officially begin on June 1, 2021, and end on November 30, 2021. With 2020 marking the 6th consecutive year in a row that a named storm was formed before the official beginning of hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will provide routine forecasts starting May 15. This means that all residents, companies, and institutions should be alert earlier than the usual June 1 date.
Despite the fact that Aruba is below the hurricane belt, we are not exempt from them and must take it seriously and prepare. According to this year’s forecast, this season will be above average and ‘very active’. AHATA’s Hurricane Preparedness Guide was approved by Aruba’s Crisis Management Bureau (Bureau Rampenbestijding) and has been distributed to all 125 members, with the hope that companies review the document thoroughly and prepare for potential hurricane activity.