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Virtual Damage and Needs Assessment Training

The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) in the Turks and Caicos Islands will be hosting a Virtual Damage and Needs Assessment training. This training is for residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands. It consists of three sessions, which will take place from July 6th to July 9th via Zoom.

The DDME was created in 2001 to prepare for hurricanes and provide disaster assistance in the aftermath of tropical storms and other events. Consequently, in order to manage and prepare for other natural and man-made hazards which the islands of the Turks and Caicos face the department’s role has since been expanded.

Increasing residents’ awareness of being prepared for hazards and their impacts is one of the department’s objectives. Therefore, a number of programmes such as public awareness campaigns; the development of early warning systems; the use of the department’s website and social media will allow the department to achieve this objective.

One of the most recent initiatives offered by the department is the Virtual Damage and Needs Assessment Training. It aims to prepare and educate the public and improve the country’s ability to respond and recover from tropical storms and other hazards. Sessions for this upcoming training include: Introduction to Damage Assessment; Initial Damage Assessment; and Levels of Damage.

Interested in this training? Please contact Latoya Jones at ljones@giv.tc or sign up via this link.