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Simulation Exercise To Be Conducted Today To Test Hurricane Preparedness

The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) and the National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO) will hold an evacuation simulation exercise (#SIMEX2022) this Thursday and Friday, June, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The purpose of the simulation exercise will be to test the standard procedures for emergency shelter operations, and evacuation of vulnerable people to the purpose-built regional emergency shelters.

According to IOM Dominica’s Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Maxine Alleyne-Esprit, no one is hoping for another Maria but given the forecast for this year’s hurricane season, the best chance is to be prepared.

IOM Dominica’s Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Maxine Alleyne-Esprit

Meantime, ODM Programme Coordinator, Mandela Christian explained, the aim is to test and assess the present processes for emergency evacuation and emergency shelter operations, particularly within the context of a regional emergency shelters.

ODM Programme Coordinator, Mandela Christian

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