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NEMO and SVGRC to Host Consultation PDF Print

 

 

NEMO AND SVGRC TO HOST CONSULTATION TO PRESENT THE REVISED

NATIONAL VOLCANO EMERGENCY PLAN (NVEP)

 

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) in collaboration with the St Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society (SVGRC), the French Red Cross (FRC) and the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department of the European Commission (ECHO) will host a National Consultation to present the revised National Volcano Emergency Plan (NVEP), for the La Soufriere Volcano.

The objectives of the consultation are:

1. To familiarize all stakeholders with the updated document
2. To obtain from you clarification and agreements on assigned roles and responsibilities
3. To become oriented to special provisions for alert and warnings, transportation, evacuation, emergency     
communication and shelter management issues

 

This consultation will take place on Tuesday 30th September, 2014 at the Methodist Church Hall. The opening session will commence at 9:00 a.m.

The revised (draft) plan will be presented by consultant Mr. Jeremy Collymore.

 

 

 
NEMO to Host National Validation Workshop on Document for Disaster Risk Reduction for St. Vincent and the Grenadines PDF Print

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will host a National Validation workshop on the Draft Country Document for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 25th – 26th September, 2014.

The key objectives of the workshop are:

  1. To present and revise the draft Country Document for DRR;

  2. To identify immediate DRR priorities at the national level; and

  3. To identify key actions and next steps for DRR in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The country document for DRR is envisioned to be useful as an important national reference document to guide the design of policies and strategies, promote decision making, and the formulation of DRR actions and activities for bringing about sustainable development, as well as facilitate the establishment of channels for mutual help and cooperation.

The National Validation workshop on the Draft Country Document for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will be held with support from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Barbados and the OECS. It will take place at NEMO’s Conference Room, Old Montrose, beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day.

 

 

 
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.

 

 

 
NEMO Holds Consultation

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), is in the process of developing National Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for tsunami warnings for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. To this end it is hosting a national consultation to review the draft protocols and standard operating procedures on 23rd and 24th June 2014.

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