Tsunami Evacuation Map, St. Kitts

St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Evacuation Maps

Like many other countries in the Caribbean, St. Kitts-Nevis is vulnerable to several hazards including earthquakes and tsunamis.  In keeping with this reality, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has over the years been undertaking several preparedness activities, especially public service announcements and the distribution of related literature.  Recently, Tsunami Evacuation Maps for St. Kitts and Nevis were received, as part of a Tsunami Ready Recognition Pilot Project.  Among other information, the maps indicate in yellow, […]

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World Tsunami Awareness Day, 5th November, 2016

In December 2015, the United National General Assembly identified 5th November, 2016 for the first ever commemoration of World Tsunami Awareness Day.   In so doing, Member States, organizations of the United Nations System, international and regional organizations, Government and Non Governmental Organizations  were invited to observe the day in an appropriate manner, in order to increase public awareness of the risk caused by tsunamis.  Researchers have indicated that in the past 100 years, more than […]

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Tsunami Preparedness Evacuation Maps

  In  keeping  with the recent receipt of Tsunami Evacuation Maps for St. Kitts and Nevis,  the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is implementing a public education and awareness campaign on St. Kitts.  National Disaster Coordinator, Mr. Carl Herbert indicated that the purpose of this initiative is for residents to be aware that the maps exist and to assist with   proper interpretation.  He further indicated that the maps are an important resource that can be applied […]

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Mrs. Claricia Langley Stevens presenting the certificate to Permanent Secretary Mr. Osmond Petty

St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Ready Recognition

Over the last year, St. Kitts-Nevis has been participating in a Tsunami Ready Recognition Pilot Project, under the auspices of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for Tsunamis and other Coastal Hazards.   In undertaking the project, and in keeping with criteria for recognition, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) coordinated various activities including the development of Tsunami Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures, the establishment of a 24 hours […]

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Severe Weather Alert

Weather Bulletin Issued: 7am Tues 23rd August, 2016 Present Weather: Fair Skies Winds: A Gentle breeze of 12mph from the NE’E Temperature: 29°C/83°F Humidity: 74% Sea Level Pressure: Above normal at 1015.4mbs/29.98″ Sunrise: Tom 5:56am Sunset: Today 6:31pm Weather Forecast Valid until 8 am Tomorrow Winds: Northeast to easterly at 9 to 19 km/h or 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to 26 km/h or 8 to 14 knots and gusty near showers. Seas: […]

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Youth Camp


Today, Thursday 15th July, 2016, NEMA senior staff members presented to the attendees of the annual Library Summer Camp on Disaster Management as it relates to the impact of hazards on farming and farmers. NEMA Head, Carl Herbert, accompanied by his Deputy, Mrs. Claricia Langley-Stevens and PRO Vesta Southwell, spoke to more than 130 youngsters between the ages of 5 and 12 years. Students were receptive and asked a number of relative questions of both […]

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RSS Staff


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JULY 14TH, 2016 – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris delivered the Feature Address today, Thursday, July 14th, during the closing ceremony at the Ocean Terrace Inn for the Regional Security System (RSS) Training Institute’s Staff and Command Course. With effect from April 1st, 2016, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis assumed the chairmanship of the Council of Ministers that oversees the Regional Security System (RSS). The chairmanship rotates […]

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Fire and Rescue


In collaboration with the Fire and Rescue Services, NEMA officials made presentations throughout St. Kitts yesterday, Wednesday, 13th July at the Basseterre and Tabernacle Fire Stations and the Sandy Point Primary School, simultaneously. This rally, which forms part of the NEMA’s annual Disaster Management campaign, intends to impact participants in the annual Fire and Rescue Summer Camp series by encouraging them to adopt a culture of service to others, even from a very young age. […]

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The Intergovernmental Coordination Group (ICG) for Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions identifies a day in March annually for countries to focus on Tsunami Readiness. The ICG organises a Simulation Exercise, Caribe Wave, in which countries across the Western Hemisphere can participate to address an aspect(s) of preparation, in the event of a Tsunami threat. Various products and tools have been developed by the ICG, which countries can […]

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Satellite photos give a bird’s-eye view of Tropical Cyclone Winston

Satellite photos give a bird’s-eye view of Tropical Cyclone Winston, the powerful storm that battered the Pacific Island nation of Fiji over the weekend of February 20th, 2016. NASA’s Aqua spacecraft captured an image of Winston on Saturday (Feb. 20), the day the maelstrom (technically a powerful whirlpool in the sea or a river) made landfall on the island of Vitu Levi (Fiji) as a Category 5 system. The Fiji Meteorological Service estimated that wind […]

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