Members of the public are invited to take part in a survey being conducted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to evaluate the level of Barbados’ Early Warning System (EWS).
They may do so by clicking here for the Google Form link. Alternatively, persons may go to DEM’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and click on the link in their bio to access the survey.
The Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey is designed to evaluate the public’s level of awareness and gain feedback. It contains 12 questions and has an estimated response time of five minutes. All responses will remain confidential and assist the DEM in improving the National EWS.
The EWS is an integrated system of hazard monitoring, forecasting and prediction, disaster risk assessment, communication and preparedness activities.
These systems and processes are expected to enable timely action with regards to reducing disaster risks in advance of hazardous events. Information on potential hazards is disseminated to the public by the national warning focal points, such as the Barbados Meteorological Services, the DEM and the Barbados Government Information Service.