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CDEMA prepares for hurricane season with 4-hour simulation

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AS THE 2015 hurricane season approaches, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) staged a disaster simulation at its Lower Estate complex yesterday.

Twenty-six police, military and fire officers, as well as personnel from a number of civilian agencies from around the region, “responded” to a hurricane in St Vincent.

Captain Robert Harewood, programme officer in the Preparedness and Response Unit in CDEMA’s Coordinating Unit, explained the CARICOM Disaster relief Unit (CDRU) comprised 35 disciplined personnel drawn from participating member states.

He explained the training session was done annually and yesterday’s four-hour simulation was the field training aspect of the week-long session.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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