CDEMA MetaDesc Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:04:17 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Model Public and Policy Awareness Communications Workshop The Institutional Support and Capacity Building for Disaster Management in the Caribbean (EDF) Project has convened a meeting of regional disaster representatives in the field of Public Awareness and Education at the CDEMA CU, Manor Lodge Complex, St Michael, Barbados on Thursday February 25,2010.

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CDEMA Information Note # 2 - Hurricane Earl (Sunday, August 29, 2010) Message:
Hurricane Earl Strengthens and Rapidly Heading Toward the Northernmost Leeward Islands.

The Situation:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat and Virgin Islands. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 12-24 hours.

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International Development Partners Invest In Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Bridgetown, Barbados, July 16th, 2015 (CDB) - The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has joined forces with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom to strengthen the sustainable development agenda of CARICOM states. Through the USD24 million (mn), Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF), CDB has for the third time announced the availability of grants to build community-level capacity for disaster risk management. ]]> (Prince Thomas) frontpage Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:22:10 +0000 4.1 Earthquake felt throughout Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Road Town, Tortola, March 24, 2011 (Department of Emergency Management) -  An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter Scale was felt throughout Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands at approximately 12:13pm today.  The report indicated that the epicenter was located near 18.3N and 64.8 West or 17 miles West South West of Road Town, Virgin Islands at a depth of 65 miles. ]]> frontpage Thu, 24 Mar 2011 19:36:39 +0000 Situation Report #1 - Dominica Dam Collapse - July 28th, 2011 The Event:

The Dominica Office of Disaster Management has reported that the Clarke Hall-Layou River Valley area has been declared a disaster area due to the collapse of the Matthieu Dam on the Layou River. The incident occurred on Thursday July 28, 2011 at 12.30 a.m. So far there have been no reports of loss of life or serious injury. Two persons who were initially reported missing have been located.
]]> (Prince Thomas) frontpage Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:31:59 +0000 OCTOBER 13TH IS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION Tuesday, October 11 - IDDR is a day to raise awareness about how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters and this year the spotlight is on children and young people and making them partners in disaster risk reduction. Click here to read more.

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Dominica’s emergency response gets a boost Roseau , Dominica, August 2nd, 2013 ( - Emergency response in Dominica has “received a shot in the arm” as forty-two citizens completed a five-day Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) at the Office of Disaster Management in Jimmit.

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Climatic change included in the National Risk and Disaster Management Plan Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 22, 2014 (DPC) - The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), with the support of the Department of Civil Protection (DPC) of the Ministry of the Interior and of Territorial Assemblies (MICT) of Haiti, is conducting a workshop from September 22 to September 26, 2014, on the integration of climate change considerations into the Comprehensive Disaster Management Country Work Programme of Haiti.

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CCRIF to make First Payout on Excess Rainfall Policy to Anguilla after Hurricane Gonzalo Rains Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 27, 2014 (CCRIF) - CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is preparing to make a payout of approximately half a million US dollars to the Government of Anguilla under its excess rainfall insurance policy, as a result of heavy rains that affected the country during Hurricane Gonzalo. Gonzalo passed directly over Anguilla as a Category 1 hurricane on 13 October 2014, leaving behind flood-damaged buildings and communities in its wake. Reports from the National Emergency Operations Centre indicated that there was flooding at the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport and the Public Library and other areas in 3 of the 14 districts. ]]> (Prince Thomas) frontpage Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:32:43 +0000 NCCR successfully finishes first phase of Land Search and Rescue Program Paramaribo, Suriname, December 13, 2014 (National Coordination Center For Disaster Relief) - The National Coordination Center for Disaster Management (Nationaal Coördinatie Centrum voor Rampenbeheersing, NCCR) of Suriname has successfully completed the first phase of a Land Search and Rescue (LSAR) Program, which forms part of a collaboration between the NCCR and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with financial support from international partners (UKAid, CIDA and Australian Aid.). During this first phase, a training center was established at the Sgt. 1 Martowidjojo Kazerne (‘Concordia’) Training Base of the National Army, Suriname, including the renovation of Class rooms and Accommodation areas; construction of simulation areas such as a rappelling tower and a rubble pile where practical training for search and rescue under difficult terrains can be practiced; and the provision of necessary kit and equipment. The LSAR kit and equipment included personal protective equipment and tools that are necessary for conducting search and rescue operations both on land and for swift water rescue. ]]> (Prince Thomas) frontpage Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:29:29 +0000