The RRL finances the reconstruction of The Department of Disaster Management /National Emergency Operations Centre Building as well as the acquisition of early warning alert networks, data collection, seismic and weather monitoring, telecommunication and early warning equipment.
The new Department of Disaster Management building that will also house the National Emergency Operations Centre will provide essential services to the community before, during and after any disaster.
The DDM equipment project will enable the generation of high-quality forecasts and effective, timely, accurate and clear warnings before disasters to the population at short notice, thereby reducing potential damage and loss from future weather events and other hazards.
Reconstruction of National Emergency Operations Centre
The DDM building was destroyed when hurricane Irma hit in September 2017, forcing those inside to flee during the eye of the storm. A new building is required that will withstand any disaster including hurricanes and earthquakes. The proposed new building, financed through the RRL, will house both The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC).
For more information on the DDM/NEOC building Project click here.
Provision of Disaster Management equipment
The Early Warning Alert Network and the Weather and Seismic Monitoring equipment are an important part of any country’s disaster risk management and response infrastructure. Given the vulnerability of the British Virgin Islands to natural hazards, the RRL finances the acquisition of early warning alert networks, data collection, seismic and weather monitoring, telecommunication and early warning equipment. This equipment will be managed by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).
For more information on the DDM Equipment Project click here.
Picture Caption: Drawing of future NEOC/DDM Building