Antigua and Barbuda will be joining with other regional territories to participate in the annual “Caribe Wave Tsunami Exercise” on March 10th 2022. This exercise will test tsunami preparedness plans throughout the island.

It is conducted by the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and coordinated through the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Please be advised that a mock tsunami warning message will be sent via the (Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) App which NODS has been encouraging residents to download on their cell phones.

The message will begin with the words EXERCISE!! EXERCISE!! EXERCISE!! and end with the same.

Note that this will be an exercise and not a real scenario however we are hoping that schools, businesses etc. will use this as an opportunity to test their tsunami evacuation plans.

Organisations are kindly asked to ensure that this information is communicated to staff to ensure that there is no confusion on the day of the exercise.