STRENGTHENING EARLY WARNING SYSTEM - INCREASING PUBLIC AWARENESS ON NATURAL HAZARDS

Public Education material was created in several formats including Posters, Audios, Videos and Social Media format highlighting safety and preparedness activities for hurricanes, floods, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. The public is also being encouraged to support evacuation orders and to protect national hazard monitoring equipment.  Provision was also made for the younger population. A book was prepared for primary schools for the grades 3 to 6 group entitled “Prepare with Perrie Parrot: A Guide to Natural Hazards for Primary Schools”.  Look out for more from Perrie Parrot and disaster management.

 

        

Preview of the Flood Poster and Prepare with Perrie Parrot Handbook on Natural Hazards for Primary Schools.

As the country continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19, the public must keep in mind that natural hazards such as earthquake, tsunami and volcano can occur at any time or within a short warning period and the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is fast approaching.

The existence of such a multi-hazard risk environment emphasizes the need for continued collective action to plan and prepare, as exemplified in the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19. Continue to follow the advice of the health authorities as we all do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For further information or to access these educational products to support your preparedness activities contact the ODM at 448-7777, email: odm@dominica.gov.dm or facebook: @ODMDominica1.

 

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