Persons May Have To Leave Their Homes To Lessen Damages During A Volcanic Eruption

Director of the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, Howie Prince has highlighted the challenges which Disaster Management officials are likely to face here, in the event of an eruption of La Soufriere Volcano.

Mr. Prince raised the issue, during a one-day consultation hosted by NEMO on Tuesday, to examine the Revised National Volcano Emergency Plan.

The forum was held to familiarize stakeholders with the updated document; and to highlight special provisions for alert and warnings, transportation and evacuation, emergency communication and shelter management issues.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Prince pointed out that a lot of changes have taken place here since the volcanic eruption of 1979.

Tuesday’s consultation was held in collaboration with the St Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society, the French Red Cross and the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department of the European Commission.

The revised draft plan was presented by consultant Jeremy Collymore.