The Valley, Anguilla, October 20th, 2009 (DDM) - The National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC) through the National Relief Working Group and the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) Working Group conducted a Live Operational Disaster Recovery Exercise on Monday 19th October, 2009 in coordination with the HMS Iron Duke.

The scenario entailed a 6.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred about 10 miles east of Anguilla and caused significant damage within the Island Harbour area.

This exercise was to evaluate the operational procedures, known as the “Concept of Operations”, in place for Relief Operations. This involved receiving relief supplies from the ship and other organisations; performance and utility of personnel involved in Relief and DANA operations and timings for transport of goods.

The exercise took place, at four main locations with two operational phases.

The Valley, Anguilla, October 8, 2008 (DDM) - Comprehensive Disaster Management and Risk Reduction are key phrases you may be becoming more familiar with. This is due to a growing understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Disaster Management, National Disaster Management Committee and our relationship to the greater Caribbean region. Public outreach and education is a critical role of the risk reduction programme and as such, people, organisations, agencies and governments throughout the world take time today to recognise the threats we face and the mechanisms to help reduce our risk from them.

The Valley, Anguilla, October 14, 2008 (Department of Disaster Management) - A tropical storm watch was issued yesterday (Monday October 13, 2008) by the Department of Disaster Management for Tropical Depression Fifteen. According to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami Tropical Depression Fifteen is nearing tropical storm strength as it spreads heavy rains over the Netherlands Antilles.

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