Clean up exercise intensifies

POSTED: 10/20/14 6:27 PM

St. Maarten – With school set to resume on Monday after the passage of Hurricane Gonzalo, the exercise to make the schools user friendly has been stepped up and the staff at the schools that were affected have been receiving technical assistance.

Fallen trees, downed electrical wires and damaged roofs are just some of the concerns that forced a prolonged closure of all schools in the aftermath of the hurricane. The Milton Peters College was one of the institutions of learning that will have to undergo some major infrastructural repairs.

As for the few trees that remain standing, the authorities will have to pay close attention especially to those with tap roots which are by far easier to fall under tremendous pressure. Those with fibrous roots will also have to be monitored closely because of constant erosion of the top soil that helps to hold it into place.

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