The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) will release a ‘Know the Tsunami Warning Signs Video’ on Monday November 5, 2018 to commemorate “World Tsunami Awareness Day.”
This video was produced locally by NEMO in collaboration with a number of popular local Soca Artistes, through funding from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) under the Country Directed Fund (CDF).
NEMO will also launch an exhibition at the Car Park next to the Postal Corporation Building in Kingstown on Monday November 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
The main purpose of this exhibition is to heighten awareness on tsunami and other geological hazards such as landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruption.
The UN General Assembly designated the November 5 as the annual day for spotlighting tsunami risk. This worldwide event is supported by the Government of Japan, and is used as an opportunity to showcase good practices related to Tsunami.
Through this project, NEMO is working with six schools (The Kingstown Anglican School, Clare Valley Government School, Colonaire Primary School, Union Island Secondary School, Mary Hutchinson Primary School and Stephanie Browne Government School) to develop Tsunami Evacuation Plans.