Mero prepared to face natural disasters

A beach in Mero
A beach in Mero

The community of Mero is said to be better able to face a natural disaster because of an ongoing project in that community.

The Mero Climate Change Management Program aims to develop a disaster management plan, a tourism disaster management plan and also to undertake public awareness and capacity building for the community.

Deputy Chairperson for the Mero Enhancement Committee Tarcious Pacquette told DNO that Mero’s disaster committee is now strengthened because of the program.

“We have in Mero a disaster committee called the Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT) … it was put in place before the program but what that project did was just strengthen the whole existence of it,” he said.

He said the committee is now able to better determine how to mitigate the effects of a disaster or climate change and its effect on the community, “because if we know the vulnerability of the community then we can know how to act upon the disasters if they arise.”

Meanwhile Tourism and Environmental Services Consultant and manager of the project, Marie Jose-Edwards, say the six month project aims at preparing persons in case of disaster and will serve as a model project for other communities.

Speaking on state-owned DBS Radio on Monday she said the program is important, “because climate change is real and specifically for Mero as it is so vulnerable to climate change especially flooding, hurricanes and because most of the community is based by the sea.”

She said the idea behind the project is make sure the people in the community are prepared for a disaster and climate change.

“The idea is for people to be prepared and for them to understand that climate change is real so that they can at least put in mitigation measures to protect their lives and property,” she stated.

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9 Comments

  1. prepare
    June 4, 2013

    These are impressive ideas for Mero and especially the west coast. Examples -Dublance, Bioche, Coulibistrie, Colihaut, Mahaut, Massacre etc.

    I was reading an article by the weather channel, and they predicted some bad disasters by water, will be created by earth quakes in the oceans. It will affect the Caribbean and South and North East of The USA, including NEW YORK CITY.

    We cannot prevent natural disasters, but the more we know, and prepared, that lessens lost of property, and more importantly, loss of lives. Lets all do our best. Even the Bible says, Be Prepared. One love!!

  2. June 3, 2013

    :twisted:

  3. bosco allen
    June 3, 2013

    Trust me people, God is good.My wonderful Mero will be ok

    • Anonymous
      June 4, 2013

      yes, i believe with all my heart that God is good, but that does not mean we have to be careless, we need to do all that we can do, and God will do the rest

    • diaspora
      June 4, 2013

      I believe with all my heart that God is good, but that does not mean we have to be careless, we need to do what we can do and leave the rest for Him, that is wat we cannot do

  4. watcha
    June 3, 2013

    look bowdelle

  5. Faceup
    June 3, 2013

    Is Mero a fishing village? actually I am trying to see the beach depicted in that pic, kind off small, no?

    • john
      June 5, 2013

      There used to be a nice hotel on the beach called the Castaways Beach hotel do not know what ever became of it. It was owned and ran by a Canadian and it had a very good staff with rooms overlooking the sea.

  6. love
    June 3, 2013

    dey prepares but us in roso we not i wounder where day want us 2 go……………….if we get a natual disaster i want 2 no where 2 go if is in finashale center that fallin apart :?: :?:

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