St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago W.I. – Tuesday 3rd April, 2018 – Stakeholders and members of the public are expected to convene at Sandy Bay Government Primary School on April 6th at 4:00 PM for the official launch of the Volcano-Ready Communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Project, which aims to increase awareness of volcanic and multi hazard risk at the community level in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.Read more: Volcano-Ready Communities Project to Launch in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Today the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) launched the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) Based All Hazard Warning System. CAP is an (Extensible Markup Language) XML based protocol and is the common element of the individual warning components which allow all components to be triggered by a single action. Jerwayne Laidlow- Radio Communication Officer NEMO presented the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and explained how to subscribe for email alerts along with installing of the App. It was funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from ECHO – the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid.
Read more: Launch of CAP/EWS (23-03-2018)
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