CDC well-prepared for national emergencies – Min. Harmon

DPI, Guyana, Monday, September 24, 2018

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon today assured that the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is well-prepared for any national emergency resulting from natural disasters.

This is in light of a storm warning issued by the CDC earlier today that reported Tropical Depression Kirk was expected to become Tropical Storm within the next 21 hours was expected to pass close to the Low Coastal Plain of Guyana on Wednesday, September 26. However, a later report stated that the Tropical Depression has fizzled in the eastern Atlantic and is now a remnant.

“I just want to give the assurance to all Guyanese that the Civil Defence Commission is well-organised and prepared to deal with these matters, when and if they occur,” the minister stated.

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Minister Harmon said, disseminates information to countries regarding storms and other impending natural disasters.

“We have in place a mechanism that actually steps up our preparations once we have any warnings of any impending disasters,” he informed, noting that “even when these storms do not affect us here in Guyana the Civil Defence Commission prepares for them.”

Stacy Carmichael.
Image: Jameel Mohamed.


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