Communities urged to help Mitigate Effects of Natural Disasters

first_img By Alecia Smith, JIS Reporter Communities urged to help Mitigate Effects of Natural Disasters EnvironmentJune 4, 2012 RelatedCommunities urged to help Mitigate Effects of Natural Disasters Advertisements RelatedCommunities urged to help Mitigate Effects of Natural Disasters FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott is urging community members to play a more active role in mitigating the effects of natural disasters on the island. “Natural disasters can have far-reaching economic impact as well as devastating effect on local communities and it is our actions at the community level that will determine the extent of the damage and the length of the recovery period,” he said. The Minister was speaking at a press conference to launch Disaster Preparedness Month on June 1, at the headquarters of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in New Kingston. Mr. Arscott praised ODPEM for its work in strengthening communities’ capacity to protect against disasters. Pointing to the recently completed ‘Building Disaster Resilient Communities’ (BDRC) project , he noted that the achievements under that initiative are significant and commendable, with 28 organised community emergency response teams established. Director General of ODPEM, Ronald Jackson, said the agency has been focusing on a number of initiatives to build community capacity to prevent, mitigate and respond to all hazards, including climate-driven hazards. “Our organisational focus has been on multi-hazard planning for communities through the BDRC project …and also on the slope stabilisation, flood reduction and rainwater harvesting project. These are very significant …interventions, which we feel are going to be significant in addressing some of the climate change risks, certainly at the community level,” he stated. Disaster Preparedness Month is being observed under the theme: ‘Embrace Climate Change Realities…Build Disaster Resilient Communities’. The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. RelatedCommunities urged to help Mitigate Effects of Natural Disasterslast_img read more

Kayakers rescued by Bunbeg Coastguard

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Kayakers rescued by Bunbeg Coastguard Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Previous article“Community Call” funding announced for 86 groupsNext articleExercising ‘cocooners’ urged not to interract with other people News Highland Four kayakers have been rescued after getting into difficulty off the coast of Donegal yesterday.Bunbeg Coast Guard boat team launched following a request from the Marine Rescue Cordination Centre in Malin yesterday evening after a report that four kayakers had got into difficultly between Inisfree and Owey island.All persons involved were safely escorted to safety by the Bunbeg Coast Guard. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – May 6, 2020 Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

County Clerk Naomi Maestas Files For Re-Election

first_imgLos Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas, a Democrat, files today for re-election. She is shown here with her husband Sammy and son Isaiah in Council Chambers. ‘I was elected to this office in 2016 but I started working in the Clerk’s Office in 2005. I am a strong advocate for democracy. I want to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. I want to continue our progress in the Clerk’s Office … we have a great team.’ Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img

Argos’ Jessica Young Captures Player of the Week Award

first_img Jessica Young (www.jimhoguephotos.com) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jessica Young (Hillsboro, Ala./Wallace-Hanceville CC) nabbed her first Gulf South Conference Player of the Week award this week for an outstanding performance in last week’s conference action. The honor marks the second consecutive week that West Florida athlete has been recognized as the GSC East Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.Young has been instrumental both offensively and defensively for the Argos this season, and averages a double-double with 11.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per contest. She is the GSC leader in rebounds as the only player in the conference to average double figures.The junior was a dominant factor in the UWF effort last week, totaling 41 points and 28 rebounds in two conference matchups against Montevallo and West Alabama. Her second and eighth double-doubles were secured in both games, and she averaged 20.5 points and 14 rebounds per game in the two-game span.UWF basketball will continue their campaign on the road this weekend, as both teams face Valdosta State in a double header this Saturday, January 31st. Tip-off is slated for 2 pm. For more information or to follow along live, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Argos’ Jessica Young Captures Player of the Week Awardlast_img read more