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Aug 3, 2016

Challenges Experienced by NEMO

One of the biggest challenges being experienced at this hour is the movement of people to safe ground. NEMO states that there is reluctance by persons to evacuate their homes. In the areas where the hurricane is expected to hit, the residents are refusing to move to shelters.


Clare Moody, NEMO Coordinator

“One of the things people feel that we are safe most of the times, even though sometimes the threats are not as safe as we think. But people feel confident in many of our areas that they don’t feel the need to move away. And there is another thing that sometimes people think that moving away from their homes; it might lead to another disaster or people entering their homes. But we have assured them and we have done it, where double security is always around when they are out of their homes. The police securities are doubled so that people can feel free to not risk their lives, but go out of their homes in the areas where it is low, where it is delicate and go to shelters where they can be assisted.”


Mike Rudon

“Speak to us about the team assembled. How long will you all be operational?”


Clare Moody

Clare Moody

“Well we will be operational until the green flag goes up. We will never remove from here until the green flag flies. We will be here together and I really appreciate how we have been together. This is what we call an EOC, Emergency Operation Center. From here, we are representing, our people out there are representing by chair representatives from everywhere. A person from health is here. So like the lady that called and said that she was pregnant and wanted to go to a nearby shelter, because that shelter will not be opened, we will go and transfer her. The health will look after her because of her condition. So there is somebody here for health, there is somebody here for housing and shelter should something happens in a shelter. There is security here. Whatever it is, there is somebody around that table that represents people out there and the safety of their lives. The shelters at this point, we have decided to open ten shelters.”

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