Kingston, Jamaica Tuesday April 19, 201 –The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency  (CDEMA) through the support of the Government of Australia (AusAid) today launched a national 5 day Public Awareness and Education (PAE) campaign. Public and private sector stakeholders including representatives from the media, the meteorological service, various government ministries, the tourism, shipping and transportation sectors were exposed to an intensive session highlighting their roles in disaster risk reduction directly related to tsunamis.

Wednesday 13th April, 2011 marks thirty-two years since the La Soufriere Volcano erupted in 1979, displacing about 20,000 persons on mainland St. Vincent.  The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) in collaboration with the Soufriere Monitoring Unit and the Seismic Research Centre, UWI St. Augustine Campus will launch a number of activities this week in an effort to heighten the awareness of the general public on volcanoes and other seismic hazards.

 

Bridgetown, Barbados, March 21, 2011 (CDEMA) - A full scale simulation tsunami alert exercise will be undertaken within the CDEMA system on Wednesday March 23, 2011. Exercise CARIBE WAVE 11 will assess the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions and the Model Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) for the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System developed for CDEMA Participating States.

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