The Ministry says it is keeping an eye on Gonzalo, with the municipal corporations assessing readiness, including evacuation routes.
It says each Municipal Corporation has identified a number of locations that can serve as emergency shelters, with COVID-19 precautions to be taken.
In the event that a shelter is activated, the public will be informed.
It warns however that there are no facilities available at the moment to treat with pets, and is urging pet owners to plan ahead in terms of accommodations for their animals.
See the Ministry’s official list of shelters HERE.