Published 25 March 2022
Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEMA TO CONDUCT AN EVACUATION EXERCISE
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will be conducting an Emergency
Response Evacuation Procedures Exercise of District 4 in the area of Old Road and Verchilds.
The purpose of this exercise is to strengthen the nation’s tsunami protocols and early warning
systems by testing first responders and residents’ responsiveness in the event of an earthquake that
may result in a direct impact of a tsunami.
A tsunami could strike in a matter of minutes giving people little to no time to evacuate to a Tsunami
Evacuation Site. A lack of attention to this hazard could be disastrous to lives and livelihoods.
Evacuation exercises raise person’s awareness.
Residents are asked to note that in the event of a tsunami, you must Head for High Ground
and REMAIN THERE UNTIL AN All CLEAR IS GIVEN.
NEMA continues to build national resilience in taking you FROM DANGER TO SAFETY.