The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will conduct a Tsunami Evacuation Drill in Union Island on Thursday 5th March, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
The main objective of the Tsunami Evacuation Drill is to test the Tsunami Inundation Evacuation Plans developed for Clifton and Ashton Union Island under the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre Tsunami Recognition Programme.
The public is asked to note that this is just an exercise and not a real event. It is an exercise to simulate or pretend that an earthquake occurred off the coast of Venezuela and present a Tsunami Threat to Union Island. NEMO will activate the National Tsunami Warning Protocols for St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the residents of Union Island will also activate the Tsunami Evacuation Plan for Union Island.
Once again the public is asked to note that this is just a pretend scenario and this means the Union Island is not under a real Tsunami Threat.
All residents of Union Island are invited to participate in the Tsunami Evacuation Drill Exercise on Thursday 5th March, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.