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Castries, Saint Lucia, October 28, 2008 (NEMO) – The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) continues its campaign of education to inform Saint Lucians that we must prepare for not only hurricanes. Tomorrow marks 35 years since a plane crashed at Mount Gimie leaving 3 dead. The following is an extract from an article by Robert Devaux for the Saint Lucia National Trust:

St. George's, Grenada, October 27, 2006 (NaDMA) - Disaster Management received a boost Thursday following the launch of a programme involving the nations youth.

About 50 young persons are being sent out into the communities to provide crucial support to the revamped community structure.

They will be working with the 17 district disaster committees throughout the tri island state.

Castries, Saint Lucia, October 27, 2008 (GIS) - The American College Student, Francis Heinmann, who had been stranded on Petit Piton for almost thirteen hours was safely rescued on Friday evening with the assistance of a Search and Rescue Team from Martinique.

Mr. Heinmann was first taken care of by the First Response Team on the helicopter after his rescue, and was subsequently taken to the Accident & Emergency Department of Victoria Hospital for further stabilization, where he was visited by the Minister for Health, Dr. Keith Mondesir. He has since been transferred to the Tapion Hospital, where he is now being cared for.

Tortola, BVI, October 14, 2008 (DDM) – A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for the Virgin Islands. Tropical Depression 15 is located near 14.3N/69.2W, or about 350 miles southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph. This system has been drifting very slowly to the southeast at 2 mph over the last several hours. This Depression's level of organization has not changed much overnight.

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