NEMO to host consultation on National Tsunami Plan 25th March & Participate in "Caribe Wave Exercise"

Castries, Saint Lucia, March 21st, 2014 - The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will host a consultation to develop a National Tsunami Contingency Plan on Tuesday 25th March, 2014 and will participate in the ‘Caribe Wave Exercise’ on Wednesday 26th March, 2014. A number of public officers, private sector and other coastal stakeholders will participate in this consultation and exercise.

The objectives of the consultation and exercise are:

  1. To identify key agencies and define their roles and responsibilities in a National Tsunami Plan;
  2. To validate the operational readiness to respond to a local/regional source tsunami and identify improvements;
  3. To test the National Emergency Telecommunications System (radios, fax, email and satellite phones);
  4. To exercise and evaluate operations of the current Tsunami Warning System.

The consultation and exercise will take place at NEMO’s Conference Room – Old Montrose, beginning at 8:30am each day.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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