The Draft Tsunami Warning Protocols for St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be unveiled here this week at a workshop to be hosted by the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO.
During the working session, slated for tomorrow, an outline will be given of the essential responsibilities of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Tsunami Warning Focal Point.
The Draft Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Tsunami Warning Protocols illustrates the process by which information concerning a tsunami event is gathered, analysed and disseminated, and the vulnerable communities are notified and alerted.
Meanwhile … A “Caribbean Tsunami Warning Exercise” will be conducted on Wednesday to assist tsunami preparedness efforts throughout the Caribbean region.
During this exercise, the Draft Tsunami Warning Protocols for St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be tested.
This will provide the opportunity for all first responder organizations to drill and practice their Standard Operating Procedures for a tsunami.
The consultation and exercise will take place at NEMO’s Conference Room – Old Montrose, beginning at 8:30am each day.