With the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season approaching, planning and preparation are already well underway here.
One of the organizations supporting government’s efforts to get communities ready in the event of natural disasters is the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The IOM is conducting repairs on seven emergency shelters under a project worth over two million EC dollars, funded under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),
The aim is to strengthen preparedness of communities and their ability to recover after an emergency.
Communications Assistant at the IOM, Maxine Alleyne-Esprit
Alleyne-Esprit says the works are at an advanced stage and should be completed by April 2021.
Emergency equipment including cots, wheelchairs, first aid kits, water tanks and generators will also be supplied by the agency.
Meantime, Chair of the NEPO Emergency Shelter Subcommittee, Glenroy Toussaint, calls the assistance timely saying it will improve the readiness of communities for potential crisis situations.
Chair of the NEPO Emergency Subcommittee, Glenroy Toussaint