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Thursday, March 10, 2005 - With only three months away from the 2005 hurricane season, the Castries Central Disaster Preparedness Committee is preparing for its official launch in April, at the Castries City Hall. Chairman of the committee Davis Paul said the grouping would be celebrating its first anniversary this year as an established entity.

The committee he said, is concerned not only with disaster preparedness, but places heavy emphasis on prevention, and would be working closely with the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO).

“There s always the flooding in the Central Castries area; a lot of houses are in low lying areas and prone to flooding, so we are really happy and we are welcoming the flood mitigation program. That would assist us and that would be preventing the whole situation whereby every rainy season, we have a major problem within the Central Castries area”, said Mr. Paul.

The committee was expected to meet on Friday 11th to fine tune plans for an upcoming workshop to be held next week in collaboration with NEMO. The workshop is intended to among other things, assist with developing a comprehensive plan for the 2005 hurricane season.


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