The Territory has been under flash flood watches and warnings and precipitation levels have caused soil saturation resulting in the collapse of a retaining wall in Hannah’s Estate which contributed to the undermining of a roadway leading to homes in the hillside yesterday.

The Caribbean delegates who recently completed training in leadership and strategic planning for disaster risk reduction at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College have been challenged to put into practice what they learned and to serve as leaders in their respective communities.

On the doorsteps of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Premier and Minister for Finance, Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal has once again called on regional leaders to pay more attention on disaster management programs.

The bold call was made during the opening ceremony for the 2nd meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) at the Long Bay Beach Resort.

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