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Flood Warning is in effect for the next 12-24 hours PDF Print

A FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES FOR THE NEXT 12-24 HOURS.

A flood warning in this case means that flooding may be occurring already.

Cloudy to overcast skies with moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms which are currently affecting the island are associated with the interaction of a tropical wave and a trough system. This activity is expected to persist for the next twelve to twenty four hours.

Due to the already saturated soils and the mountainous nature of the island, some flash-flooding can occur. Persons in areas prone to flooding and landslides are asked to be on the alert.

The St Vincent Met. Services will continue to monitor these systems and issue updates as necessary.

 

 

 
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NEMO to Host National Workshop - Early Warning Systems

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) in collaboration with UNDP Barbados, the OECS and the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DIPECHO) will host a national workshop of the Community Alerts Project, 4th – 5th June, 2014.

NEMO, UNDP Barbados and the OECS are implementing a Community Alerts Project through funding from DIPECHO, to enhance community resilience and demonstrate a coherent approach to emergency alerting. The project will be implemented in the communities of Kingstown, Owia and Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and communities in Grenada and Dominica.


The Objectives of the project include:

  • Improve awareness to natural hazards and the associated preparation and response protocols in pilot communities;
  • Demonstrate the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) as a process to improve community alerting with a view to wider application within the pilot countries and other Caribbean states.


The workshop will take place at NEMO’S Conference Room, Old Montrose, and will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day.


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The workshop follows the mission of the CAP technical expert as well as the Public Awareness specialist and will allow for the provisions of a community-driven choice for the alerting system, and provided feedback towards the final design of the communications strategy, and emergency alerting public awareness products.

The Euro 547,000 (USD734, 000) project will be implemented in six (6) pilot communities in three (3) countries; Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines and will come to an end in December 2014.

 

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