On Friday 27th April, 2018 in commemoration of the 39th anniversary since the last eruption of La Soufriere, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) will be hosting "An Educational Field Trip to La Soufriere" through the North Leeward Trail. This field trip is open to the general public and will be held in collaboration with the Seismic Research Unit, La Soufriere Monitoring Unit, Forestry Division, Ministry of Education and STREVA. Interested individuals can fill out the attached form (click here) or contact N.E.M.O at (784) 456-2975 for further information.
NEMO TO HOST ACTIVITIES TO COMMEMORATE THE 39 TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION OF LA SOUFRIÈRE VOLCANO
April 13 marks 39 years since the last eruption of the La Soufrière Volcano. To commemorate this Anniversary, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) will host a week of activities during the period April 23- 27, 2018. These activities will be conducted in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) and with support from the Soufriere Monitoring Unit (SMU), the Forestry Division and the Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas (STREVA) Project of the University of East Anglia (UK).
Volcano Awareness Week (VAW) as it has been coined aims to raise awareness of the risk and science associated with the La Soufrière Volcano
As part of the 2018 Volcano Awareness Activities, the National Emergency Management Organisation and the Seismic Research Centre will conduct education and outreach activities in schools and communities on the Leeward side of the island, to compliment the “Volcano Ready Communities Project” which is ongoing in the North Leeward area.Read more: NEMO TO HOST ACTIVITIES TO COMMEMORATE THE 39 TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ERUPTION OF LA SOUFRIÈRE VOLCANO
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.
This project is a collaborative initiative of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) and The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC). The primary objectives of the project are to increase knowledge and awareness of volcano and multi-hazards risk and to enhance adaptive capacity in communities of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The project specifically seeks to reduce vulnerability to the multi-hazard environment of the Soufriere Volcano through a combination of activities designed to enhance response capacities. It also seeks to increase resilience of 12 communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the high risk zones of the volcano, to volcanic and other natural hazard events and climate change.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