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SKN CDM Youth Ambassadors

Motto: “Youth Making a Difference” CREED I/We pledge to embrace the CDM strategy by educating my/our peers and others in hopes of making a difference in my/our community and beyond. I/We intend to commit myself/ourselves to the cause of Disaster Management, Risk Reduction and Community Resilience by sharing ideas and experiences to further strengthen efforts of preparedness and awareness. In this quest, I/we pledge to volunteer my/our time, effort knowledge and services towards being an […]

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St. Kitts-Nevis Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Youth Ambassadors

During a simple but impressive ceremony, thirty (30) young adults comprising of 12 males and 18 females from St. Kitts and Nevis, were inducted into the St. Kitts-Nevis Comprehensive Disaster Management Youth Ambassadors Group, Wednesday 8 th November, 2017, 10:15 a.m. at the NEMA Headquarters, Lime Kiln, St. Kitts. During remarks to launch the group, Mr. Osmond Petty, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security, complimented the young people on their decision to work closely with […]

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NOTICE

URGENT NOTICE FROM NEMA THE DEPUTY NDC, MRS. CLARICIA LANGLEY-STEVENS IS ASKING PERSONS TO REFRAIN FROM DRIVING/WALKING OUTDOORS UNTIL THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN BY NEMA. ALTHOUGH THE WINDS FROM HURRICANE IRMA ARE SUBSIDING AS SHE MOVES AWAY FROM ST. KITTS-NEVIS, TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS ARE STILL EXPECTED AND RECOVERY CREWS HAVE NOT YET BEEN DISPATCHED AT THIS TIME. WE ARE ASKING FOR COMPLETE COOPERATION FROM THE PUBLIC IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP YOURSELVES AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, […]

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HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE INFO

Dear All, The center of Hurricane Irma is directly to the north of St. Kitts and Nevis as at 5am. Hurricane Irma remains a POWERFUL hurricane and the effects are currently being felt across St. Kitts and Nevis. Irma is generating some very strong storm force winds across the Federation. This is expected to continue for some time until Irma moves far enough away from us. Citizens and residents are reminded to STAY indoors and […]

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PRESS RELEASE

NEOC ACTIVATED BY PRIME MINISTER, DR. THE HON TIMOTHY HARRIS ALL Chairpersons of National Disaster Committees have been directed to report to the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) at NEMA HQ, for initial briefing at 5pm today, Tuesday, September 5th. The NEOC was activated by Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris earlier today, upon recommendation of Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Shawn Richards. The NEOC was inspected this morning by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of […]

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STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER OF ST.KITTS AND NEVIS DR THE HON TIMOTHY HARRIS On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 RE: FINAL PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE IRMA A joint strategic meeting comprising members of the Federal Cabinet and the Heads of the Police and Defence Forces met with His Excellency the Governor General Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton G.C.M.G., C.V.O., Q.C., on Tuesday morning in order to review final preparations for the imminent passage of Hurricane […]

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ADDITIONAL SHELTERS ADDED TO THE LIST FOR DISTRICT SEVEN

PRESS RELEASE (District #7 covers Belle Vue to Ottley’s Ghaut, East) In order to satisfy a shortfall of shelters in District #7, the addition of three Primary Shelters have been approved by Government, upon the recommendation of the District Management Team responsible for that area. The newly approved shelters are: The Anglican Church in Christ Church John’s Anglican in Belle Vue, and The Molineux Sporting Complex The following managers may be contacted for information regarding […]

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NEOC ACTIVATION BEING CONSIDERED TO MANAGE HURRICANE IRMA

Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Andrew Skerritt is briefed on Standard Operating Procedures for the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) by Deputy National Disaster Coordinator, Mrs. Claricia Langley-Stevens, at NEMA HQ. Activating the Centre as a focal point for government’s response actions, is being considered by the competent authorities. Based on the most recent updates from the Met Office, Hurricane Irma was churning towards the Leewards with 175mph winds. Persons are advised […]

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WEATHER UPDATE

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING STATEMENT WHCA31 TAPA HURRICANE IRMA WARNING STATEMENT ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES 5:00 AM ECT TUE, SEP 5, 2017 THIS IS FOR THE LEEWARD ISLANDS ..DANGEROUS HURRICANE IRMA HEADED FOR THE LEEWARD ISLANDS WITH 175MPH WINDS… A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ANTIGUA, BARBUDA, ST KITTS, NEVIS, MONTSERRAT AND ANGUILLA. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS. RESIDENTS SHOULD RUSH ALL DISASTER […]

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