by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will be participating in the annual Tsunami Regional Exercise, CARIBE WAVE 2022, this Thursday (March 10) with a communications exercise via radio.
WINN FM and other radio stations in the Federation will be participating in this exercise on Thursday at 8:45 a.m.
The exercise follows a National Stakeholders Orientation hosted by NEMA, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) last Friday.
The orientation focused on reducing the risk and loss associated with natural and technological hazards while limiting the effects of climate change to ensure the enhancement of sustainable development.
All of this is part of an audit CDEMA is carrying out to collect data that will help (NEMA) assess weaknesses, strengths and resources, including funding.
NEMA is continuing with these assessments and preparedness efforts with the regional tsunami exercise.
The purpose of this exercise is to validate and advance tsunami preparedness efforts in St. Kitts and Nevis and the rest of the Caribbean Regions.
UNESCO/IOC Caribe Wave Exercise disseminated the following message on Tsunami preparedness: https://vimeo.com/684809796.
Locally, NEMA released an animation on the signs of a Tsunami and what to do in the event of a tsunami: