Saint Lucia to participate in regional tsunami exercise
Saint Lucia will join other countries in the Caribbean and Latin America as a participant in a regional tsunami response exercise on Thursday March 14th, 2019, dubbed CARIBEWAVE19.
This important exercise will test the current procedures of the tsunami early warning systems and other early warning systems operating in Saint Lucia.
CARIBEWAVE19 will further provide response agencies the opportunity to test their operational readiness so that they may identify their agencies’ operational strengths and weaknesses.
The first phase will see the evaluated evacuation of several primary and infant schools in the Castries Basin. The second phase will be the testing of the country’s early warning systems, namely automated sirens in Castries and Canaries, the radio broadcast interruption capability and the provision of early warnings through a mobile phone application.
The third phase will be done in Canaries, where two schools, interested businesses and residents will be evacuated to predetermined evacuation/assembly points.