NEMA establishing Disaster Damage Database

(ZIZ)– The National Emergency Management Agency is joining five other OECS countries to develop databases for information on losses sustained during a disaster.

Thirty-five members from the public and private sectors, as well as non-governmental organizations, will undergo training at a three day workshop this week on the use of these databases.

Carl Herbert
Carl Herbert

Carl Herbert, National Disaster Coordinator, said data collected would then be used by policy makers and planners.

“It can provide information that can help to generate projects and also to assist planning for future eventualities.  So it’s a collection of information on several incidents and impacts that have taken place in recent times,” he said.

This is part of a larger project organized by the United Nations, and the World Bank, as part of their support for the development of National Loss Accounting Systems.

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