If the drought persists, will Barbados have to ration water? Emergency Official does not rule out that possibility!

In what was originally an occasion to observe the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Ivan and urge better preparedness for earthquakes, the director of a disaster-themed NGO does not feel it unlikely for water rationing in Barbados if the current dry spell holds out…

Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) spoke to media at their Manor Lodge headquarters ahead of a launch of a new App available for Apple and Android users Рwith BlackBerry to come online soon Рfor monitoring systems and other matters of significance during this crucial time of year for Caribbean residents until November or thereabouts. CaribWatch is also on WordPress and Facebook.

The CDEMA annual Hurricane Season press conference - including the announcement of collaboration with CaribWatch.

The CDEMA annual Hurricane Season press conference – including the announcement of collaboration with CaribWatch.

One of the reporters expressed a concern over the continuing drought-like phenomena over Bajan skies when compared to other years, the director admitted while rationing is a prudent avenue to pursue – its execution may face challenges when dealing with the Caribbean psyche {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO, SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS CAN CLICK ON Mr Jackson‘s NAME}

Mr Jackson is of the view that Caribbean folk do not spend enough time looking at seismic threats to the region, which he considers foolhardy when one considers how Antigua and St Lucia were under threat early this year far less than how Haiti was devastated in January 2010 not so long ago, while this may be true – I asked Mr Jackson if CDEMA would seek to upgrade its partnerships with places like NORAD or the Miami Hurricane Centre so all people of the region have a better idea when systems come and go?

His response is that ties are indeed forged and if anything, being restrengthened {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO, SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS CAN CLICK ON Mr Jackson‘s NAME}

Mr Jackson also indicated how CDEMA seeks to use the data from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology as a means of gauging the severity of any potential depressions or storms {CLICK ON FOLLOWING ICON FOR FULL AUDIO, SMARTPHONE & TABLET USERS CAN CLICK ON Mr Jackson‘s NAME}

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