Flood Warning For Tropical Storm Maria

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A flood warning is now in effect for Barbados as feeder bands from Tropical Storm (TS) Maria begin to produce pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms, and gusty winds across Barbados. The warning was issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services at 12:00 p.m. today, as the island remains under a tropical storm watch as TS Maria approached the region. …

DEM Hosting Sign Language Course

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The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) has commenced a sign language interpretation course to train emergency responders and community volunteers to lend assistance to the deaf community if the need arises. Under the theme: All Hands on Deck, the first training session is being conducted at the DEM’s Warrens headquarters from today, Tuesday, September 12, to Wednesday, September 20.  The …

Tropical Storm Warning For Barbados Lifted

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Head of the Civil Service, Dr. Louis Woodroffe, has announced that the Barbados public service will resume operation from 12:00 p.m. today, Friday, August 18, following the discontinuation of tropical storm and flood warnings for the island. The announcement was reported this morning by Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, during an update at the National …

DEM Director: Don’t Abuse Social Media

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Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, is appealing to residents across Barbados to avoid the abuse of social media during the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey. Ms. Hinds made this call during a media briefing at the DEM’s Warrens, St. Michael office early this morning to give an update on the system, which is still affecting …

Schools Urged To Have Disaster Plans

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Students of St. Stephen’s Primary being evacuated during a recent Exercise Tradewinds simulation. (DEM) Schools across Barbados are being encouraged to develop, implement and practise emergency response plans. Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, yesterday called on all teachers, students and staff of schools across the island to play a part in developing and practising these …

Emergency Shelters 2017

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More Exercises Under Consideration For B’dos

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A call for Barbados to conduct frequent exercises to strengthen its emergency response system and its ability to respond to disasters has not gone unnoticed. In fact, one of the main recommendations from volunteers and persons making up the national emergency management system at the conclusion of the Barbados leg of Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 is for the continuous testing of …

Volunteers To Get An Inside Look

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Persons volunteering for Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 will get an inside look at what happens and how victims are treated during a real emergency. This is according to Consultant with the Department of Emergency Management, Major David Bincks, who told potential volunteers attending a town hall meeting at the Princess Margaret Secondary School last night how they could be a part …

DEM Monitoring Kick ‘Em Jenny Activity

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Disaster emergency officials in Barbados are currently monitoring increased activity, recorded since Saturday, at the Kick ‘em Jenny underwater volcano near Grenada. Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, gave the assurance that her department was closely assessing the activity and updates would be issued only as necessary. “We are monitoring the situation, which has been brought …

Irving Wilson Students “Earthquake Ready”

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Students of the Irving Wilson School are now “earthquake ready”. This follows the sensitisation today of approximately 20 students of the special needs school about what to do during an earthquake, conducted through the use of sign language. The session formed part of a series being conducted by officials from the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and the University of …