NEMO to host workshop to present the draft Tsunami Warning Protocols for St. Vincent and The Grenadines and “Caribe Wave Exercise” – 24th – 25th March, 2015

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, March 20th, 2015 (NEMO) - The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will conduct a workshop to present the Draft Tsunami Warning Protocols for St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday 24th March, 2015 and participate in the “Exercise Caribe Wave/Lantex 15 - A Caribbean Tsunami Warning Exercise” on Wednesday 25th March, 2015.

The workshop to present the Draft Tsunami Warning Protocols for St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be a working session to outline the essential responsibilities of the Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Tsunami Warning Focal Point (TWFP) to receive the Tsunami Bulletin, to analyse the Bulletin, and to initiate actions based on the analysis to alert and notify Saint Vincent & the Grenadines national organizations and the public.

The Draft Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Tsunami Warning Protocols illustrates the process by which information concerning a tsunami event is gathered, analysed and disseminated, and the vulnerable communities are notified and alerted.

The “Caribbean Tsunami Warning Exercise” is being conducted to assist tsunami preparedness efforts throughout the Caribbean region. Recent tsunamis, such as those in the Indian Ocean (2004), Samoa (2009), Haiti and Chile (2010), and Japan (2011), attest to the importance of proper planning for tsunami response.

During this exercise, the Draft Tsunami Warning Protocols for St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be tested. This will provide the opportunity for all first responder organizations to drill and practice their Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for a tsunami.

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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