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St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Ready Recognition

St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Ready Recognition

    1. Over the last year, St. Kitts-Nevis has been participating in a Tsunami Ready Recognition Pilot Project, under the auspices of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for Tsunamis and other Coastal Hazards.   In undertaking the project, and in keeping with criteria frecognition, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) coordinated various activities including the development of Tsunami Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures, the establishment of a 24 hours Tsunami Warning Center at Police Headquarters, St. Kitts and Charlestown Police Station, Nevis, development of a Tsunami Evacuation Map for both St. Kitts and Nevis, the placement of signs on both islands and having an Emergency Operations Center on both islands.      Monday 17th October, 2016, the Tsunami Ready Recognition Board conducted a verification exercise on St. Kitts-Nevis following which the Federation was duly certified.  During a special ceremony Thursday 20th October, 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago to commemorate the first ever World Tsunami Awareness Day, 5th November, 2016, Mrs. Claricia Langley-Stevens, Deputy National Disaster Coordinator at NEMA,  was presented with the Tsunami Ready Recognition Certificate.  The certificate which was issued in the name of Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister, was presented to Mr. Osmond Petty, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of National Security, by the Deputy National Disaster Coordinator, during a brief ceremony Tuesday 25th October, 2016.  Two (2) of the tsunami signs that will shortly be erected throughout St. Kitts and Nevis, and the evacuation maps were also presented during the ceremony. CLICK HERE IS IS A FACEBOOK TEST LINK
      Mrs. Claricia Langley Stevens presenting the certificate to Permanent Secretary Mr. Osmond Petty
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      Tsunami Certificate Ceremony

       

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