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Acting Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit, Dr. Lorna Inniss and Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Judy Thomas at the press conference.
 
 
   
BE MORE AWARE
The last decade’s devastating earth-quakes have brought increased attention to the Caribbean with the region being more at risk for such a hazard. Therefore, it is critical that the Barbadian population is fully aware of how to respond in the case of a tsunami being triggered during such an event.

As such, this will now be the focus in the month of March as the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Caribe Wave and the Coastal Zone Management Unit launched the activities marking ‘Tsunami and Earthquake Smart Month’ yesterday.

Speaking to the media at the DEM headquarters, Director Judy Thomas said that the tremors felt in several islands during the earthquake of 2007, as well the damage done by the major earthquake which hit Haiti in 2010 all served as eye-openers to the susceptibility of this region to such disasters.

She noted that the DEM Council had approved a standard op...

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