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Community disaster preparedness guide

Source(s):  Department of Disaster Management (DDM)

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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  • Community disaster preparedness guide
  • Publication date 2012
  • Number of pages 67 p.

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