PRESS RELEASE: The British Virgin Islands (BVI) participated in a simulation exercise to test their tsunami response strategies.
The exercise entitled ‘Carib Wave 18’ (Caribbean Wave 18) took place today Thursday, March 15.
Caribbean Wave 18 provided an opportunity for the territory to improve the effectiveness of its tsunami warning system while maintaining and promoting tsunami preparedness.
As part of this simulation, notification was done by emergency siren, loud hailers, social media and messages disseminated by cell providers and local media.
The Department of Disaster Management would like to thank you all who participated in and supported today’s earthquake/tsunami exercise.
We appreciate your commitment to promoting and encouraging hazard preparedness in the territory.
We also encourage you to complete our ‘CARIBE WAVE’ feedback survey which will help us better our services and also inform our general communication decisions and practices.
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