There will no national shutdown due to the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk, Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Dale Marshall has announced.
Speaking this morning on radio, Marshall said based on the advice of officials there was no need for Barbados to shut down normal operations.
“They have briefed us and it is the view of the Met Office that while Barbados will experience some gusts and some rain, they are not of the magnitude that would warrant a national shutdown. In their view Barbados can proceed about its normal course of business,” he said.
Marshall said authorities would continue to monitor the situation as conditions deteriorate. He said if the need arises for the early closure of businesses then that decision would be made.
“So let us get on with our lives, let us get on with our work. But while we are doing that let us make sure that we are safe. We will continue to monitor the situation,” he told Barbadians.
Local forecasters said the storm is expected to pass 50 miles north of Barbados between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.