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Posted: Friday 9 October, 2020 at 6:57 PM

Community disaster planning, flood hazard simulation exercise

By: SKNRCS/NEMA, Press Release

    Basseterre St. Kitts October 8, 2020 -- The St. Kitts & Nevis Red Cross Society (SKNRCS), will be conducting a Flood Hazard Simulation Exercise in partnership with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Saturday, October 10th 2020 using the College Street and Westbourne Ghaut. The exercise will be carried out during the hours of 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon.  


    The SKNRCS and NEMA would like to inform the General Public of this exercise and to ask for patience and consideration while we seek to improve our skills to perform these important interventions in the event of such an emergency.  The public is also being informed that all considerations will be given to Covid19 Safety Protocols in an effort to prepare the response teams to operate within the context of this challenging situation. 


    This exercise is being done in an effort to test the capacities of the recently trained St. Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Society National Intervention Team and the Community Disaster Response Team on both St. Kitts and Nevis. The exercise will also be used to test several capacities at the National Level including the Flood Hazard Warning System at Lower Monkey Hill and the Basseterre Ferry Terminal, Traffic Department and NEMA Volunteers from Districts 1 and 2. 


    The Simulation Exercise forms part of the SKNRCS Training Interventions funded under the Capacity Building Initiative (CBI) for Disaster Preparedness and Response for National Societies within the Caribbean. 




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