Dominica told to take tsunami warning seriously

tsunami warningCoordinator 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.”

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21 Comments

  1. D.A gyal
    April 16, 2016

    People, the whole Caribbean has been warned. Someone asked what are the warning signes, here is one.Of you are standing by the ocean and notice that the water is receding or the beach is getting wiser or further into the sea, or where water is suppose to be, all you can see is stones or sand, and fish start jumping to shore, please don’t trying picking them up nor go and see what going on. Just head to the mountains..Lift your eyes towards the hills and keep running!!..That will be your only warning.The water line. Hope this helps

  2. Business Minded
    March 18, 2015

    Is a seismological survey being done in the vicinity of the active mountains which could be a reason for the suspicion of a tsunami?
    Is there an early warning system (???) in place to warn the public of an impending Tsunami? – If not then please coordinate with another government, maybe Venezuela, which could possess such information. We all know the majority of Dominica’s population resides in low lying areas, which would reap havoc if such an occurrence were to be realized. Therefore, I must highlight the apparent mindlessness with which the information was presented. It does not seem to convey any concrete information about emergency protocol by the Government. The long winded title — Coordinator of the Environment Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project– seemed to have given more information about the capacity of the position rather than the readiness of the government to implement an emergency protocol.

  3. RASTAFARILEADSTHEWAY
    March 17, 2015

    there are too many country people with access to the internet, they just bring their ignorance everywhere. How can you criticize a warning?

  4. janet damier
    March 17, 2015

    God is in control

  5. Maay Npear
    March 17, 2015

    Who writes for these PS?

  6. TimTim
    March 17, 2015

    There is a possibility of a volcano related tsunami but very unlikely…..what is he talking about? Earthquakes and Tsunami are more directly linked, that is what he should be talking about.

    • LANlu
      March 18, 2015

      are you a scientist?

  7. Me
    March 17, 2015

    Will there be an alarm if a tsunami is coming? Are there sirens?

  8. pin
    March 17, 2015

    sowhy monserrat never had a tsunami

  9. Tizhan
    March 17, 2015

    Yeah, so where they gonna run to?

    • Maay Npear
      March 18, 2015

      One road in one road out,
      :-| What if the water come up in roseau?
      Or a landslide under the cliff?
      When will there be a mock exercise?
      So we can be prepared for any eventually.

  10. fantastic4
    March 17, 2015

    De Office of disaster preparedness have been preaching that many years now especially in Portsmouth – but people hard headed. and the office say is not only volcano that can cause tsunami but it can be caused by earthquake and large landslides in the sea too wee.

  11. derp
    March 17, 2015

    stupes, mountainous Dominica safe, if we get early warning all you have to do is run up the hill…

    • Me
      April 15, 2016

      If we get to the mountain early? How we getting there early if we don’t have a warning system. Are you aware the most of the population live on the sea shore? How they getting to the hills quick enough?

  12. oposition
    March 17, 2015

    I hope Dominica has been training the nation about if a diaster comes.. cause saint lucia do it in school goverment building island wide it so kool… HOPE THEY TEACH DOMINICAN BOUT THE ALARM WHEN THEY HEAR IT GO OFF THAT MEAN TSNAMI WARNING TAKE COVER

    • Merlot
      March 17, 2015

      It’s not done. They do not know the first thing about tsunamis or earthquakes. You would think that Dominica being the volcanic island that it is, the people would be educated about such. It’s really sad.

      • fantastic4
        March 18, 2015

        Merlot if you know so much about the subject stop chastising the guys and educate us; but if Dominicans want to know about the disasters and things that are likely to affect them and what they can do to reduce the impact they can google it. I have been on the ODM, CDEMA, SRC, GSPS; RED CROSS; and even Wayne in Possie DPSN website – and there is so much information on such topics; so stop waiting to be spoon feed stupeees man!! I sure hurricane season coming people going and start complaining they doh know what to do and where to go- easy to just blame blame and blame –

    • Tizhan
      March 17, 2015

      Why train them about what to do when they hear an alarm if there isn’t actually anything to activate an alarm in the first place?

  13. oposition
    March 17, 2015

    lord preserve your kid

    • derp
      March 17, 2015

      kid as in little goat?

  14. Merlot
    March 17, 2015

    When Monell Williams spoke about the possible construction of a tsunami shelter on the island, she was ridiculed. Now someone in “authority” is calling for attention to the SAME issue. Let’s see if Dominicans will ridicule him too.

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