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Sep 2, 2020

E.O.C. in Dangriga in Full Swing

Tania Nunez

Heading south, as residents in that area braces for Nana to make landfall overnight, the NEMO Stann Creek Office is in full operations.  Earlier today, the emergency operation centre in Dangriga was the venue for a meeting of the local coordinators.  Doctor Tania Nunez is NEMO’s communications officer for the Stann Creek District.


Dr. Tania Nunez, NEMO’s Communications Officer, Stann Creek District

“I’d like to ask all our public officers to be on standby and be ready and willing to respond to the call if and when it is given so that they are able to execute their duties. We need their help in getting through these times. We are proposing to open all shelters here in Dangriga. The EOC members are in the process of starting to sanitize these buildings. We are asking the station managers specifically to go in a little bit earlier for them to prepare the shelters for when we give the call for them to be opened. We are proposing to open shelters in Hope Creek and Independence; namely the high school and the primary school. The transport and evacuation committee are ready to evacuate all coastal areas if that need arises and Seine Bight and Placencia will be transported to Georgetown Technical; Gales Point would be transported to Hope Creek. So those are the plans for that committee at this time. So the EOC will be manned from now until we get the ALL CLEAR with these four main committees: housing and shelters, search and rescue, transport and evacuation as well as relief and supplies. We are asking the general public to kindly remain calm, listen only to advisories that are coming from NEMO and stay safe.”

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