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Community disaster preparedness guide


This document contains practical information on preparing and recovery from the effects of disaster events which may affect the British Virgin Islands. It includes hazard-specific safety tips and information on personal, family, business and community preparedness and protection. It considers the following hazards: flood, hurricane, including tides and surge, earthquake and tsunami, extreme heat and drought, as well as climate change.

This document is a revision of the 2005 Community Disaster Preparedness Handbook with updated information, pictures and with more colour. Its production was done by SYSTAR, a local consultation firm, and was funded by AusAID, CIDA, UKAid and OECS through the administration of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Media, Public-private Partnerships
  • Hazards:Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Heat Wave, Storm Surge, Tsunami
  • Countries/Regions:British Virgin Islands

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/26834

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