Tsunami Exercise on 17 March

The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) will stage “Caribe Wave” on Thursday, 17 March 2016.

The 1–day exercise, being held with countries in the Caribbean and the North Western Atlantic, is designed to test their Tsunami preparedness.

Communities from Woburn in the South of the country, to the National Stadium at River Road, St George, 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 3 signals — feel, hear, and see.

You are advised to run or drive as fast as you can, if there is a strong shaking of the earth around you, 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.


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