Coordinator of the Environment Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP), Collin Guiste, says Dominicans should take heed of an alert by scientists that the region must prepare for a massive Tsunami.
He said such a warning should be taken seriously since Tsunamis are more related to volcanic activity and not necessarily climate change.
“Tsunami’s are not related to climate change, Tsunamis are more related to volcanic activities,” Guiste said at a consultation to review Dominica’s Strategic Programme on Climate Resilience held at the Fort Young Hotel on Tuesday.
He noted that the warning is important since “most of the countries in the Caribbean are volcanic.”
“We have a chain of mountains running from north to south and they are all volcanic,” Guiste said. “Montserrat is very close, there could be an eruption. There is this volcano that is in the water off Grenada and this is very significant also and if this erupts at the end of it there could be a Tsunami, so this is very important.”