Disaster minister calls on NEPO to help protect lives during disasters

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Disaster minister calls on NEPO to help protect lives during disasters by: – June 8, 2011 34 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Hon. Charles SavarinMinister responsible for Natural Disasters Charles Savarin says it is the responsibility of the National Emergency Planning Organization and its sub committees to help in protecting the lives of people during a disaster.Savarin told a recent national emergency planning and disaster meeting in Jimmit that it is imperative that the organization functions effectively and at all times.“From my point of view, we can never be prepared that you can have such a state of readiness that nothing can happen to you. What we can do is reduce the impact,” he said.       According to Savarin very simple measures can avoid hazards from turning into disaster.“You remember we lost the Canefield airport for about three or four months and that was merely because a ravine was blocked by old fridges which had floated down the ravine, got stuck and water found another part and cut the runway in two. If culverts were cleared, the water would have flowed safely underneath the runway and the disaster would have been prevented,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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