Over 50 persons from various groups in rural vulnerable communities participated in a Disaster Preparedness Outreach Programme hosted by the Eastern Regional Health Authority. The two-day programme which was conducted by Ms. Alana Lewis, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator commenced on Tuesday 10th March, 2020 at the L’ Anse Noire Community Centre. It focused on increasing awareness on disasters and assisting persons to plan and to be prepared.
Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, Alana Lewis explains the importance of being prepared in times of disaster and provides clarification on a question posed by a participant.
Ann Mc Carthy, a resident of Cumana village, is very passionate about disaster preparedness and indicated that “we should all have people in village council… to network with people in the event of a natural disaster.”