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Tsunami exercise to be held March 17

Mar 2, 2016 01:07PM

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, March 2, 2016- GIS:  The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) will on Thursday March 17th, stage “Caribe Wave” 2016.

The one-day exercise, being held with countries in the Caribbean and the North Western Atlantic, is designed to test their Tsunami capabilities.

Communities from Woburn in the South of the country to the National Stadium in River Road St George’s are the areas being impacted with schools businesses, hotels and others being targeted.

NADMA is soliciting the support of all in the aforementioned areas, to fully participate, to build their awareness about the threat caused by Tsunamis.

It reminds nationals living close to the sea that an approaching Tsunami can be identified by three signals- feel, hear and see.

They are advised to run or drive as fast as they can, if there is a strong shaking of the earth around them, a strange roar like the sound of an airplane or the unusual withdrawal of the sea.

These are the signs of an approaching Tsunami.

The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) says that the Indian Tsunami in 2004 killed more than 230,000 people, many of whom did not take the appropriate actions.

NADMA wants nationals to be Tsunami smart.

A release from the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA)

 

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