Governor Boyd McCLeary chaired his first meeting of the National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) held at Maria’s By the Sea Hotel.

Speaking at the opening yesterday, the governor set the tone for reports from two working groups which were recently established to examine the infrastructural and social issues emanating from the 2010 storm events. He said, “An important innovation at this year’s meeting will be a report from two technical working groups which were set up to discuss mitigation against future damage and to set plans and processes to help the Territory be better prepared for future events.”

On the doorsteps of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Premier and Minister for Finance, Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal has once again called on regional leaders to pay more attention on disaster management programs.

The bold call was made during the opening ceremony for the 2nd meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) at the Long Bay Beach Resort.

Wednesday 1st June marks the official start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane. According to  William M. Gray and Philip J. Klotzbach of the Colorado State University, this Hurricane Season is predicted to be an above average one with sixteen (16) named storms nine (9) of these will become hurricanes and five (5) of these will become major hurricanes. The National Emergency Management Organisastion (NEMO) is urging all Vincentians to be ready for the hurricane season.

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