St Kitts and Nevis: The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has streamlined the activities to mark the Caribe Wave. The wave has been usually observed across the region as well as internationally in March. Michelle Rodriques announced the information.
Caribe Wave is a drill exercise to tackle natural disasters like a tsunami. The Intergovernmental Coordination Group has designated it for Tsunami and other coastal hazards warning systems for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE-EWS) of the Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
According to the NEMA, the purpose of the exercise is to validate and advance tsunami preparatory efforts across the region.
The wave would be commemorated by the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) collaborating with the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD). The authority began the day with a communication activity on various social media platforms; it will also involve the playing of the “Emergency Broadcasting Interruption Sound” in both federations – St Kitts and Nevis.
This exercise will also help in providing feedback on how effectively the general public is reacting towards the sound.
These emergency management authorities – NEMA and NDMD, will carry out some exercises during the month of March. It was started on the day with an evacuation exercise of district 4. In the upcoming days, the NDMD staff will visit the schools in Nevis in low line areas to distribute tsunami pamphlets, etc.