NWC urges customers to store water ahead of Tropical Storm Matthew

September 29, 2016
In this 2009 file photo, this youngster pushes a bucket of water in a stroller.

With Tropical Storm Matthew expected to hit Jamaica in a few days, the National Water Commission (NWC) is urging its customers to prepare and store water in the event that water supply is disrupted. 

In a release sent to STAR Online, NWC said it understands that water supply may be disrupted because of the storm and that it will be taking the necessary measures to protect its systems.

While playing its part, the company is urging customers to prepare for the storm as well. 

"NWC customers are urged to take every possible precaution and to ensure that water storage is included in their preparedness activities," the release said. 

Customers are being advised to store at least one gallon of water per person per day in the household for three to seven days. 

Tropical Storm Matthew is currently passing through the eastern Caribbean islands, and is expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow. The forecast shows Matthew approaching Jamaica by 8 a.m. on Monday. 




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