NEMO TO CONDUCT TSUNAMI EVACUATION DRILLS AS PART OF THE CARIBE WAVE 2018 TSUNAMI EXERCISE IN THE CARIBBEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS
On Thursday March 15, 2018, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will join the rest of the region in participating in “CARIBE WAVE 18”, the annual Tsunami Warning Exercise for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions.
Exercise CARIBE WAVE will have three hypothetical scenarios which simulate a tsunami generated by earthquakes located along the Southern Lesser Antilles, along the Caribbean coast of Colombia and off the West coast of Puerto Rico. St. Vincent and the Grenadines will participate in the exercise using the first scenario which simulates a tsunami generated by a magnitude Mw 8.6 earthquake located South of Barbados. Event origin time: 14:00:00 UTC or 10:00 a.m. local time.Read more: NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (13-03-2018)
Please note that the message being circulated on social media this morning -5th March 2018 indicating that St. Vincent and and other islands in the Caribbean are under a Tsunami Watch is FALSE!!!
We encourage persons to desist from spreading such false information as it leads to unnecessary panic.
The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is the official source for tsunami information for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.Read more: FALSE MESSAGE