St Johns, Antigua, February 25, 2010 - Media houses on the island can expect to each receive a copy of the Tsunami Smart Information Kit for the Media. The initiative is brought to the twin-island state through the National Office of Disaster Services’ (NODS) partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency (CEDMA), the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St. Augustine campus and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 8, 2010 (CDEMA) - Antigua and Barbuda’s Public Awareness and Education Campaign under the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) executed Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System (TCHWS) Project, will be launched today, February 08, 2010 at the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.

The National Office of Disaster (NODS) in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) yesterday launched an earthquake readiness programme to assist stakeholders to be better prepared for earthquakes, develop an earthquake contingency plan and promote earthquake awareness, and educate stakeholders on the proper use of a recently launched safety toolkit.

Drop, cover and hold on. This strategy might very well be the technique to save your life during an earthquake.

The point couldn’t have been stressed more at the campaign launch for Enhancing Earthquake Readiness in Participating States of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) yesterday at the headquarters of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS). The initiative is a joint venture between NODS and CDEMA, through the support of the government of Austria.

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