CARIBWAVE Annual Exercise To Be Held March 23rd

PR – The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) will participate in the annual  CARIBEWAVE Tsunami exercise on Thursday 23rd March 2023. 

The Scenario this year is a tsunami generated by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake located  close to Martinique. 

In an effort to ensure continued high participation in the annual awareness  preparedness exercise, the Agency engaged several governmental and non governmental agencies giving them an opportunity to test their internal plans in  response to the hazard. 

The physical evacuation area will be in the parish of St. George with other areas of  the Island testing communication. 

NaDMA therefore encourages the general public to go onto the website tsunamizone.org to register for the exercise.  

CARIBEWAVE (Caribbean Tsunami Warning Exercise) is a tsunami exercise held  annually in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, under the  direction of UNESCO and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. 

The purpose of the CARIBEWAVE exercise is to improve the effectiveness of the  Tsunami Warning System along the Caribbean coast. The exercise provides an  opportunity for emergency management organizations throughout the region to test  their operational lines of communications, review their tsunami response  procedures, and to promote tsunami preparedness. 

The objectives of the CARIBEWAVE Exercise are to test and evaluate the  operations of the Caribbean Tsunami Warning System (Caribe EWS), to validate  preparedness response to a tsunamis (which are test protocols and communications  systems between tsunami warning centers and the tsunami warning focal points), and  the use of the PTWC (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center) enhanced tsunami  products for the Caribbean, as well as assist in tsunami preparedness efforts of the  emergency management agencies in those areas.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Oslyn Crosby, Public Relations  Officer, NaDMA on 440-8390 /533-0766  email: admin@nadma.gd / pro@nadma.gd .  

NaDMA, the official source for all disaster related information in Grenada.