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25 January, 2021





         On Tuesday 26th January, 2021, the National Emergency Management Organisation will host the first in a series of virtual community meetings aimed at sensitization and capacity building as it relates to volcanic hazards. This first meeting will center Georgetown, which resides in the identified "Red Zone" for activity during an explosive eruption of La Soufrière, which is currently exhibiting an effusive eruption. Titled "Eyeing La Soufrière" the meeting will detail community evacuation plans, safety measures, current state of the effusive eruption at La Soufriére volcano. The Zoom call begins at 6:00pm with a link already provided to community groups and coverage provided by UWI TV, UWI SEISMIC RESEARCH CENTRE's Youtube, Facebook Live via NEMO ST.Vincent and The Grenadines and traditional media houses NBC radio 107.5 & 90.7 fm and VC3 channel 114. Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Ms. Michelle Forbes, Director of NEMO, and Dr. Richard Robertson, Geologist, UWI SRC will provide vital information and answer pertinent questions.

         The Georgetown community is a major focal point for NEMO and one of our most active communities with volunteer Community Emergency Response Teams, a national warehouse site and one of several areas targeted by our joint VOLCANO READY COMMUNITIES PROJECT with UWI SRC. With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, adjusted meeting schedules and procedures are in place. As such virtual community meetings, beginning Tuesday, and messaging events such as our RED ZONE DRIVE THROUGH, which spanned Georgetown to Magum on Saturday 23rd, 2021, are underway. These events represent the continuation of the National Emergency Management Organisation's longstanding commitment and mandate of comprehensive disaster risk management for all of St.Vincent and The Grenadines.



For further information, contact NEMO at 4562975, facebook.com/nemosvg, instagram: @nemosvg20