Bermuda to join Caribbean agencies for tsunami exercise
Bermuda is to join Caribbean Disaster Management Agencies in a virtual tsunami response exercise today.
Renee Ming, the Minister of National Security, will deliver an opening address to participants of the CARIBE WAVE 22 programme which is scheduled to run from 9am to 12pm.
The exercise aims to simulate a widespread tsunami threat throughout the Caribbean and adjacent regions requiring the implementation of national and local response plans.
A government spokesman said: “Representatives from on-island key stakeholder agencies will take part in discussions to develop further tsunami contingency plans for this infrequent but potentially devastating event.”
The exercise is sponsored by the Unesco/IOC Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, the Caribbean Emergency Management Agency, the Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central, EMIZ Antilles and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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