The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM)—in collaboration with UNESCO/IOC-CTIC and the Diego Martin Regional Corporation—will conduct a Community Tsunami Drill between School Street and Abbe Poujade Street, Carenage, this week.
The drill is scheduled to run from 10:00 am to Noon, on Wednesday 5th February 2020, and will also include officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS).
In an official statement, the ODPM explains that the intention behind the community tsunami preparedness drill is to test the level of tsunami preparedness in the Carenage community. This will be done, the ODPM says, through testing the community’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), early warning systems and evacuation routes.
In addition, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service will be on-board, to manage and minimise any traffic disruptions to the general public.
The drill itself will be conducted only with residents of the Carenage community, and will not include visitors to the area, motorists or members of the general public.
The ODPM is inviting Carenage residents and stakeholders to a community meeting on the evacuation drill procedures, on Tuesday 4th February 2020, at the Carenage Regional Complex, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
All Carenage residents wishing to participate in the Community Tsunami Drill can register on the ODPM’s website at www.odpm.gov.tt.
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