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Tsunami preparedness in focus this month


Tsunami preparedness in focus this month

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BARBADOS IS NOT immune to a tsunami or any other major natural disaster.

With that in mind, the Department for Emergency Management with the assistance of the Seismic Research Centre is using March, which has been designated as Tsunami and Earthquake Smart Month, to sensitising Barbadians at various levels to the impacts of the two and how they can minimise their risk of injury.

Seismologist Dr Joan Latchman was at Banks Breweries, Newton, Christ Church today, where she spoke to staff from several companies on earthquake  and tsunami preparedness.

Staff from the Seismic Research Centre will also be visiting schools during the month to speak to children, who they expect will help to get the message across to the adults. (YB)