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EMERGENCY SHELTERS FOR THE 2019 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON

Monday 26th August 2019
Fifty-seven structures have been selected as emergency shelters.
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TSUNAMI DRILL FOR ST. JOHN’S RURAL WEST

Tuesday 16th July 2019
Following the success of the Bethesda Tsunami Drill, a second exercise will be held.
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PREPARATIONS IN BARBUDA ADEQUATE FOR HURRICANE SEASON

Friday 31st May 2019
NODS is confident that the work done so far should ensure that the island fares well.
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PREPARATIONS FOR THE 2019 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON

Friday 31st May 2019
NODS has been finalizing preparations for the hurricane season which begins on June 1st.
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BETHESDA/CHRISTIAN HILL TSUNAMI DRILL

Friday 25th January 2019
Residents of the area will take part in the first ever drill on Saturday, January 26th.
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NODS RESPONDS TO BARBUDA’S MP STATEMENT

Friday 18th January 2019
The statement is in regards to NODS deadline to relinquish responsibilities on Barbuda.
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COMMUNITY NOTICE

Friday 14th December 2018
NODS invite residents of Bethesda/Christian Hill to a meeting to discuss an important activity that will be held in January.
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ECTEL'S DONATION TO NODS

Wednesday 21st November 2018
The St. Lucia-based telecommunications company donated EC$50,000.
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NODS INTENSIFY EFFORTS TO MOVE OCCUPANTS AT BARRYMORE HOTEL

Thursday 8th November 2018
Personnel from NODS, Public Works Department & the Police visited the hotel this morning.
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JAPANESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALLY HANDS OVER DISASTER EQUIPMENT

Friday 2nd November 2018
Two million US dollars worth of equipment was handed over to NODS
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SUSTAINABILITY MEETING FOR NATIONAL MULTI-HAZARD EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

Monday 29th October 2018
The system is expected to be ready for 2019 hurricane season.
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COMMUNITY NOTICE

Friday 28th September 2018
Due to construction and renovation ongoing at NODS, the regular telephone lines are presently not operational.
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NODS SHELTER LIST 2018

Tuesday 11th September 2018
View the names of the district disaster coordinators, their deputies and the hurricane shelters.
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NODS ADVISES THE MONITORING OF HURRICANE ISAAC

Monday 10th September 2018
Residents are advised to pay attention to the updates from the Met Office and take the necessary steps needed.
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SHELTER ON BARBUDA CAN ACCOMMODATE BARBUDA RESIDENTS RETURNING HOME

Tuesday 4th September 2018
The shelter can house the residents who remain at the NTTC.
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RELOCATION OF BARBUDA RESIDENTS AT BARRYMORE HOTEL

Thursday 30th August 2018
NODS has set a September 7th deadline to see how best the number of residents can be reduced.
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FINAL DEADLINE FOR BARBUDA RESIDENTS AT NTTC TO RELOCATE

Wednesday 29th August 2018
The residents who have been staying at the centre have until Friday to find alternative accommodation.
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VOUCHER PROGRAMME FOR BARBUDAN RESIDENTS

Friday 3rd August 2018
Close to three hundred Barbudan families will benefit from another government-facilitated voucher programme.
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ADDITIONAL CLASSROOMS FOR SCHOOLS ON BARBUDA

Tuesday 31st July 2018
Work has begun on temporary classrooms to facilitate the relocation of the Holy Trinity Primary School.
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BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION DONATES MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Friday 27th July 2018
Medical supplies and equipment to the tune of one million EC dollars were handed over this morning to NODS.
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LOCAL CHARITY DONATES BUILDING MATERIALS

Thursday 26th July 2018
The James & Maginley Charity and Care Foundation handed over $500 thousand EC dollars' worth of materials to NODS.
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NODS SHELTER LIST 2018

Friday 6th July 2018
View the names of the district disaster coordinators, their deputies and the hurricane shelters.
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HURRICANE BERYL ALERT STATEMENT AND ADVISORY

Friday 6th July 2018
Brazen Beryl a little stronger. Now forecast to still be a hurricane as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.
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FINALISE HURRICANE PREPARATIONS FOR BERYL

Friday 6th July 2018
NODS encourages residents to bring hurricane preparedness plans to a speedy completion.
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NODS NOW OPERATES ONE SHELTER TO HOUSE BARBUDAN RESIDENTS

Thursday 5th July 2018
The National Technical Training Centre is the only official shelter for Barbudan evacuees.
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JAPANESE AGREEMENT CONTINUE TO MATERIALISE

Tuesday 3rd July 2018
The Japanese government installs community disaster response storage units and weather stations.
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CHINA FUNDED ROOFING PROJECT ON BARBUDA

Friday 29th June 2018
The US$2 million restoration project on Barbuda has exceeded the 250 homes target.
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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON BARBUDA

Friday 8th June 2018
View the report from NODS on spending relating to Barbuda following Hurricane Irma.
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ADVICE FOR HURRICANE SEASON 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018
The prediction for this year’s season which runs up until November is for 12 – 15 storms, 6-8 hurricanes and 3-5 major hurricanes.
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CDEMA PRESENTS TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT TO NODS

Friday 11th May 2018
The presentation includes a satellite phone, a Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminal, which can transmit broadband wireless voice and data communications almost anywhere and solar panels.
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POLISH AMBASSADOR PRESENTS SUPPLIES TO NODS

Friday 11th May 2018
Twenty-one thousand US dollars worth of equipment and supplies were presented for support to Barbuda.
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WORK ON NODS HEADQUARTERS ON SCHEDULE

Friday 4th May 2018
So says Winston Christian CEO of Wilcon Construction, the sub-contractors on the project of the new US$2.2 million headquarters.
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CARICOM/CDEMA VOUCHER PROGRAMME BEGINS AT NODS

Friday 4th May 2018
Barbudan residents who have been living outside of the shelters in Antigua and also in Barbuda receive vouchers.
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UPDATE ON BARBUDA

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Two hundred homes on Barbuda with damage ranging from levels 1 to 3 have had their roofs repaired so far. That's according to Major Alando Michael.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ROCKED BY EARTHQUAKE

Wednesday 18th April 2018
Reports are that the quake was a magnitude 4.4, and was felt in countries like Montserrat and St. Kitts.
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CDEMA TO LAUNCH MODEL SAFE SCHOOL PROGRAMME

Friday 6th April 2018
Antigua & Barbuda is one of six countries in the Caribbean that will be seeking to strengthen the resiliency of their education sector.
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CARICOM/CDEMA LEGACY PROJECT TO SUPPORT REHABILITATION IN BARBUDA

Friday 6th April 2018
Two regional entities have joined together to offer support to Barbudans recovering from Hurricane Irma.
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TRIP BACK TO BARBUDA FOR VOTERS

Wednesday 21st March 2018
Barbudans who were brought over to Antigua to vote in general elections can begin returning to the sister-isle this afternoon.
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NODS & ABEC FACILITATE BARBUDANS TO VOTE IN ANTIGUA

Monday 19th March 2018
Accommodation, meals and transportation will be provided to Barbudan electors who have registered.
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NODS FACILITATES TRANSPORTATION OF BARBUDANS TO VOTE

Friday 16th March 2018
NODS in collaboration with ABEC is putting plans in place to ensure all registered voters in Barbuda get to vote.
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TSUNAMI EVACUATION EXERCISE

Friday 9th March 2018
Approximately 40 pre-schools and day care centres that fall within the tsunami impact zone will test their tsunami readiness.
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REGIONAL TEAMS TO HELP WITH REPAIRS

Thursday 15th February 2018
NODS will receive assistance from a 12-member delegation from Jamaica, along with 13 individuals from the Regional Security System.
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INFORMATION SHARING

Friday 2nd February 2018
NODS has given ample opportunities for Barbuda Council members to obtain information on the operations in Barbuda.
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COUNCIL OFFICE MISHAP

Thursday 1st February 2018
Director of NODS, Philmore Mullin says the confrontation between Barbuda Council members and military officers was unnecessary.
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ROOF REPAIRS BEGIN IN BARBUDA WITH AID FROM CHINA

Friday 26th January 2018
Recovery will be further boosted with the launch of a US$2 million China Aid Post Disaster Restoration initiative.
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HIGH COMMISSION OFFICE IN LONDON HAND OVER CONTAINERS

Thursday 18th January 2018
NODS receive supplies for the recovery process in Antigua and Barbuda.
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NO MAJOR SETBACKS ANTICIPATED FOR NEW NODS BUILDING

Thursday 18th January 2018
The work began last week and is expected to last for six months.
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CANADA SUPPORTS DISASTER RELIEF

Friday 12th January 2018
The Canadian government is providing EC$100,000 dollars towards the Barbuda relief following Hurricane Irma.
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WORK STARTS ON NEOC NEW BUILDING

Wednesday 10th January 2018
Construction work has started on the new headquarters for the NEOC operated by the National Office of Disaster Services on American Road.
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"BUILDING BACK BETTER" WORKSHOP

Tuesday 12th December 2017
In aid of Barbuda crisis recovery efforts, NODS and the UNDP presented a technical workshop on Friday, December 8th.
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HURRICANE SEASON ENDS

Thursday 30th November 2017
Although the season has officially ended residents should continue to be on alert since storms have formed and made impact outside of the season.
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REPAIRS AND REBUILDING IN BARBUDA

Friday 24th November 2017
NODS is winding down the emergency phase following Hurricane Irma and is getting ready for phase two of the operation, which is the re-building process.
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DETAILS OF BARBUDA ASSESSMENT

Tuesday 21st November 2017
A detailed damage assessment conducted in Barbuda has revealed that the highest number of structures received little or no damage from Hurricane Irma in September.
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UWI & DFID TEAM REVIEW RESPONSE TO HURRICANES

Friday 17th November 2017
The teams will be conducting a review of Antigua and Barbuda’s response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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CUBANS ARRIVE IN BARBUDA

Wednesday 8th November 2017
A team of 25 Cuban engineers and construction workers will assist with repairs on structures damaged during Hurricane Irma.
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DETAILED BUILDING DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TO BE CONDUCTED IN BARBUDA

Friday 3rd November 2017
The assessment next week will quantify the impact of Hurricane Irma and prioritise the work that needs to be done.
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REPAIRS BEGIN IN BARBUDA

Tuesday 24th October 2017
Two teams are presently on the island, one to complete the list of materials needed and another group will commence work on the structures.
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FAMILY PACKETS DISTRIBUTED TO BARBUDANS

Wednesday 18th October 2017
Two Thousand, One Hundred and Twelve family packets, containing food and toiletries among other items have been distributed so far.
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DISASTER RELIEF WAREHOUSE STOCKED WITH SUPPLIES

Thursday 28th September 2017
NODS warehouses both at Coolidge and American Road stockpile to support Antigua and Barbuda and regional countries.
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CLEAN UP IN BARBUDA

Thursday 21st September 2017
A number of persons representing key agencies travelled to Barbuda this morning to aid in the clean-up and restoration of the island.
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TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Monday 18th September 2017
Maria becomes an extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane. The Eye is expected and the intense inner core is expected to pass near Dominica during the next few hours.
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LIST OF SHELTERS FOR HURRICANE SEASON 2017

Monday 18th September 2017
View the updated shelter list for Hurricane Maria.
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HURRICANE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Saturday 16th September 2017
Antigua and Barbuda is now under a hurricane watch as weather officials keep an eye on Tropical Storm Maria.
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RETRACTION STATEMENT

Friday 15th September 2017
The National Office of Disaster Services is retracting a statement made in a press release issued on Thursday, September 14th concerning Barbudans living at the Barrymore Hotel.
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BARRYMORE HOTEL TO ACCOMMODATE BARBUDANS

Thursday 14th September 2017
The NSWMA will make way for the accommodation of a number of Barbudans who were displaced by Hurricane Irma.
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ITEMS MOST NEEDED AT THIS STAGE FOR BARBUDA

Monday 11th September 2017
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) list of items most needed.
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LATEST ADVISORY ON HURRICANE JOSE

Friday 8th September 2017
Hurricane Jose is now an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane...hurricane watch in effect for Antigua and Barbuda.
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UPDATE ON HURRICANE JOSE NOW A CATEGORY 4

Friday 8th September 2017
Antigua and Barbuda could begin seeing adverse conditions from Hurricane Jose after midnight Friday.
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HURRICANE JOSE ALERT

Thursday 7th September 2017
Antigua and Barbuda is now under a Hurricane Watch. At 500 am AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 14.8 north, longitude 49.1 west...
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HURRICANE WATCH IN PLACE FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Thursday 7th September 2017
Jose expected to become a major hurricane by Friday, with watches issued for the northern Leeward Islands.
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LATEST PRESS RELEASE FROM NODS ON HURRICANE IRMA

Tuesday 5th September 2017
On its present path, both Antigua and Barbuda will be heavily impacted by this very powerful hurricane.
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EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS

Tuesday 5th September 2017
Here's a list of emergency contact numbers to use in case of an emergency during Hurricane Irma.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING STATEMENT

Monday 4th September 2017
Irma is on a projected path that brings the Cyclone dangerously close to the Leeward Islands on Tuesday night. Stay tuned to the next advisory at 5pm ECT.
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HURRICANE IRMA WATCH STATEMENT

Monday 4th September 2017
At 5pm ECT on September 3rd, the centre of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 17.6 north, longitude 49.8 west or about 790 miles east of the Leeward Islands.
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CHINA DONATES US$1.2 MILLION TO DISASTER MANAGEMENT SUPPLIES

Friday 30th June 2017
The supplies included gloves, helmets, safety harnesses, ropes, and other tools and equipment.
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SIX EARTHQUAKES AFFECTED A & B

Wednesday 19th April 2017
The quakes, which struck between Sunday night and Monday morning, were reportedly felt throughout the island, in Barbuda and other neighbouring territories.
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ANNUAL TSUNAMI EXERCISE

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
The annual exercise, Caribe Wave which targeted 26 educational institutions has highlighted the need for greater significance to be placed on disaster management in the nation’s schools.
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TROPICAL DISTURBANCE ALERT STATEMENT

Tuesday 23rd August 2016
The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service is paying very close attention to an approaching tropical disturbance.
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LIST OF SHELTERS FOR HURRICANE SEASON 2016

Friday 17th June 2016
The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. Media houses have been provided with the list and it will also be available on NODS Facebook page.
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PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON

Wednesday 25th May 2016
It's close to the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season and residents are being advised to begin finalizing preparations.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TO BENEFIT FROM JAPAN

Friday 19th February 2016
Antigua and Barbuda and Japan have signed an agreement that will result in the country’s disaster management programme benefiting from a 10 million Yen grant aid.
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PDNA TRAINING

Friday 16th October 2015
Approximately 25 individuals from across the government sector have concluded a four-day training on Post-Disaster National Assessment.
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SECOND CERT TRAINING

Tuesday 29th September 2015
21-individuals from five disaster districts added to the team of persons completing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
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TRAINING COURSE ON RELIEF SUPPLY TRACKING SYSTEM

Thursday 24th September 2015
Disaster personnel from Antigua and Barbuda and the region are hoping to implement a new system.
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HURRICANE DANNY

Thursday 20th August 2015
The National Office of Disaster Services wishes to advise the general public that based on the forecasted path, this system could pass in close proximity to or have a direct impact on the twin island state.
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REMINDER RE KICK-‘EM-JENNY VOLCANO

Thursday 23rd July 2015
Warning re increased level of volcanic activity north of Grenada from the underwater volcano Kick-‘em-Jenny is now over.
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EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS

Friday 17th July 2015
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is reiterating the importance of earthquake awareness among residents.
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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING

Tuesday 14th July 2015
The aim of the training is to set up teams to be first responders throughout 17 districts.
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LIST OF 2015 HURRICANE SHELTERS

Monday 8th June 2015
The list of shelters for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30.
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FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING IN BARBUDA COMPLETED

Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Thirteen individuals in Barbuda completed a one-week training to establish a team of persons on the sister-isle as first responders.
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EVALUATION OF A & B'S DISASTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Friday 9th January 2015
Dr Slyvia Edwards-Ephraim carried out the research on “The Development Process of Government Crisis Management Leaders for Natural Disasters in the Caribbean.”
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COMMON ALERT PROTOCOL (CAP) WORKSHOP HELD

Tuesday 16th December 2014
The workshop held at NODS was facilitated by Consultant with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Eliot Christian and Jenni Rauhala of the Finnish Meteorological Service.
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20 MILLION EURO GRANT FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN THE REGION

Thursday 6th November 2014
Antigua and Barbuda is among regional territories that will benefit from a 20 million euro disaster management grant from the European Union.
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2014 LIST OF HURRICANE SHELTERS IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Friday 1st August 2014
The list of the 2014 hurricane shelters has been released, consisting mainly of churches and schools around the island.
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LOCAL SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM TRAINING COMPLETED

Friday 13th December 2013
NODS Wraps Up for 60 Search and Rescue Team
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SEARCH & RESCUE TRAINING CONTINUES

Wednesday 20th November 2013
32 individuals are engaged in a one-week training search and rescue course in Antigua.
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NODS LOOKING CLOSER AT WELFARE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Friday 8th November 2013
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is taking a closer look at the welfare of persons with disabilities as it relates to disaster management in Antigua and Barbuda.
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EARTHQUAKE RESEARCH CONTINUES IN ANTIGUA

Friday 11th October 2013
UWI Seismic Research Centre to continue examining earthquake frequency in Antigua.
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SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING COURSE ENDS IN ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Tuesday 10th September 2013
Persons trained in search and rescue as the region continues to expand with the completion of a one-week course last week
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IN DEVELOPMENT - NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT (CDM) POLICY & STRATEGY

Thursday 30th May 2013
A local Consultant has begun the work of developing a National Comprehensive Disaster Management Policy and Strategy for Antigua and Barbuda.
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EARTHQUAKE MEASURED AT 5.3

Tuesday 30th April 2013
No damages reported in early morning quake
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LIAISON OFFICERS WORKSHOP

Friday 1st March 2013
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is continuing to push for the completion of comprehensive disaster management plans for all government ministries.
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COMMUNITY TOOLKIT WORKSHOP IN ST. KITTS

Tuesday 12th February 2013
Antigua and Barbuda to represented at Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management workshop from February 11 – 13 in St Kitts.
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JOB OPPORTUNITY IN CONSULTING

Tuesday 6th November 2012
Seeking the services of a consultant to develop a National Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Policy and Strategy for Antigua and Barbuda.
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SCHOOL SAFETY WORKSHOP OPENS

Friday 19th October 2012
A group of educators from a cross-section of public and private schools are participating in a three-day workshop on school safety.
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17 SHELTERS HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED AHEAD OF IMMINENT TROPICAL CYCLONE

Tuesday 21st August 2012
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) has put on notice residents living in low-lying and coastal areas of the possible threat by the imminent approach of a tropical cyclone #9, for Antigua & Barbuda.
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2012 UPDATED HURRICANE SHELTERS AND MORE

Friday 8th June 2012
2012 Publication of the Names of the District Disaster Coordinators and The 2012 Hurricane Shelters.
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APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Friday 20th April 2012
The Management Committee of the CDEMA Council, on the recommendation of the Executive Director, Mr Jeremy Collymore, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Elizabeth Riley as Deputy Executive Director of the Agency with effect from April 1, 2012.
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FLASH FLOOD POSSIBLE IN ANTIGUA

Monday 28th November 2011
Potential Flash Flood
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TN KIRNON PRIMARY SCHOOL RECOGNIZED FOR PROACTIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Wednesday 19th October 2011
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) recognized the TN Kirnon Primary School and the School for the Deaf on Thursday for their proactive disaster management programme.
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LIST OF 2011 HURRICANE SHELTERS AVAILABLE

Friday 9th September 2011
Hurricane Preparations: Know your shelters
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BARBUDA TRAINING

Thursday 14th July 2011
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) and the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross are working together to expand the membership base for disaster management in Barbuda.
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STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPS) WORKSHOP

Friday 1st July 2011
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is working on adapting model Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Eastern Sub-regional Focal Point of St Kitts/Nevis, Anguilla, the BVI and Montserrat.
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UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) MEETING REPORT

Wednesday 15th June 2011
Antigua and Barbuda and other Caricom member states are being brought up to date with changes made at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to enhance the process to access emergency support.
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2011 HURRICANE SHELTER LIST

Friday 3rd June 2011
The Hurricane season just started, be sure to know where you can go in an emergency.
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SEARCH AND RESCUE

Wednesday 27th April 2011
An effort is being made to build search and rescue capacities for Antigua and Barbuda and by extension the region. This process aims to enhance the level of professionalism that is internationally accepted.
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MAJOR EARTHQUAKE PREDICTIONS. STAY CALM.

Wednesday 29th December 2010
Residents are being encouraged to remain calm following a prediction that the Caribbean could be hit by a major earthquake any day.
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ANTIGUA ASSISTS ST LUCIA FOLLOWING HURRICANE TOMAS

Wednesday 15th December 2010
The government of Antigua and Barbuda through the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is offering relief assistance to its CARICOM counterpart St Lucia following the passage of Hurricane Tomas.
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CHEVRON WEST INDIES LIMITED DONATES TO GRACE

Friday 3rd December 2010
The Citizens Welfare Division is getting well-needed support in its Christmas food hamper distribution programme targeting the country’s elderly.
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CAUTION URGED WITH PREDICTED HEAVY RAINFALL

Monday 4th October 2010
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is urging the general public to take care on the roads and watch out for localized flooding as the country continues to experience heavy rainfall.
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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR THE ELDERLY

Wednesday 15th September 2010
Director of the Community Development Division (CDD) Brenda Thomas-Odlum recently presented manager for the Government Residential Assistance and Care for the Elderly and Eligible (GRACE) programme Brenda Bennett with brochures on disaster preparedness for the elderly.
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CTV DONATES TO NODS

Tuesday 14th September 2010
In a gesture of goodwill CTV has donated complimentary cable service to the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS), in an effort to assist the organization to keep informed on current weather broadcast information particularly during the hurricane season.
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COMMUNITIES DISTRICT DISASTER COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Tuesday 14th September 2010
Get First Aid certified for free and be apart of the District Disaster Committee being constituted under the National Office of Disaster.
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NODS WANTS YOU TO KNOW: HURRICANE SHELTER ESSENTIALS.

Tuesday 31st August 2010
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) cannot emphasize enough the necessity of adequately being prepared when utilizing a shelter.
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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS BOOKLET

Wednesday 21st July 2010
Available at the NODS office from August. Download your copy today!
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FLASH FLOOD WATCH

Monday 5th July 2010
Hurricane Shelter List for 2011 Hurricane Season just released by NODS.
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PHILMORE MULLIN DEPLORES FAILURE IN ENFORCING BUILDING REGULATIONS

Tuesday 8th June 2010
Director of the National Office of Disaster Services Philmore Mullin is taking issue with the failure of authorities to prosecute violators of Antigua & Barbuda’s building regulations...
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ENTRY FORMS FOR THE NATIONAL HFG FESTIVAL

Tuesday 18th May 2010
All interested persons are ask to collect entry forms at the Ministry of Social Transformation Headquarters.
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ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE ADAPTATION STUDY FOR THE CARIBBEAN

Friday 14th May 2010
Over 40 representatives from Caribbean and International Agencies met in Barbados to discuss the initial results from a recent investigation into the Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) in the Caribbean.
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MINISTRY LEARNS THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

Friday 30th April 2010
Twenty officers from the Ministry of Social Transformation participated in “The Way to Happiness” Conference held aboard the Freewinds Ship on Thursday.
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE FOR THE WIDER CARIBBEAN ESTABLISHED

Thursday 29th April 2010
Director of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) Philmore Mullin represented Antigua and Barbuda at the first meeting of the CARIFORUM/OCT/FCOR/EU Disaster Management Task Force recently held in Trinidad and Tobago.
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ADVANCING COMPREHENSIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT SUPPORT FOR ANTIGUA

Monday 26th April 2010
Officials of the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) on Friday wrapped a four day mission with CDEMA’s Senior Programme Officer for the Comprehensive Disaster Management- Harmonized Implementation Programme (CDM-HIP) Saudia Rahat.
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FIRST AID TRAINING

Wednesday 21st April 2010
More than eight hundred persons have been trained in basic first ai
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REGIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Wednesday 21st April 2010
Advancing Public Education and Awareness in Regional Disaster Management
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Tuesday 20th April 2010
Last week's workshop was a productive one
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HAITI RELIEF SUPPLIES

Thursday 11th March 2010
NODS Stocks 40-foot Container with Haiti Relief Supplies
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ATLANTIC HURRICANES

Thursday 11th March 2010
Names of Atlantic Hurricanes for 2010
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