NEMA Stages Hurricane Awareness Exhibition

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A Hurricane Kit was just one of the many prizes handed out during the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA exhibition featuring its Emergency Support Function groups and other public-private partners on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at its Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way headquarters. Pictured is Deputy Permanent Secretary at NEMA Chrystal Glinton presenting a hurricane kit to a winner. The kit comprised a portable stove, small pots and pans, batteries, flash light, tarp, blanket and other essentials. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr.)

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is well into its disaster awareness campaign, by staging an exhibition featuring its Emergency Support Function groups and other public-private partners. On Saturday, June 23, 2018, despite the intermittent downpour of rain – the grounds of the Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way headquarters came alive with an array of display showcasing wide-ranging services and functions of the disaster committee. A Junkanoo Rush-out by Valley Performance Stars, live entertainment by Scorched Conch Rake ‘N Scrape Band and a Kiddies Corner complemented the exhibition. The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season – June 1 to November 30 – calls for 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 at category 3 or higher. NEMA has been advising the public of the need to be prepared for any disaster, natural or manmade; the focus of the message: “Be Disaster Resilient. Be Prepared” in June with a
a number of activities.

On Sunday, June 3, the national church service was held at the New Providence Community Church on Blake Road, where members of the national disaster consultative committee worshiped along with Prime Minister Dr the Hon Hubert A Minnis and his wife Patricia, both members of that church. Director of NEMA, Captain Stephen Russell noted that NEMA has longed moved to focus on comprehensive disaster management, in keeping with regional and international protocols and best practices.  NEMA also conducted community walk-a-bouts in New Providence in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Those communities visited were in the Marshall Road and vicinity, and Jubilee and Victoria Gardens. Plans are underway to continue these activities. Other awareness activities were A National Hurricane Readiness Table Top Exercise, Community Presentations on Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness, appearances on TV and radio talk shows. And on Saturday, June 30 a Fun Run/Walk will take place – beginning at NEMA at 6:30am. The 2018 storm names: Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, and William.

More images from the Hurricane Exhibition Below:

Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, a strategic logistics member of the national disaster committee, displays pertinent information at its booth, during the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA exhibition featuring its Emergency Support Function groups and other public-private partners on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at its Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way headquarters. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr.)
Jemi Health and Wellness instructors demonstrate the importance of keeping fit in the event a disaster strikes, during the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA exhibition featuring its Emergency Support Function groups and other public-private partners on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at its Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way headquarters. (NEMA Photo/William W. Knowles)
Percy Grant of The Bahamas Humane Society with tips on pet shelters and related animal information booth, during the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA exhibition featuring its Emergency Support Function groups and other public-private partners on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at its Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way headquarters. (NEMA Photo/William W. Knowles)
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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, staged an exhibition featuring its Emergency Support Function groups and other public-private partners on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at its Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way headquarters. Pictured is a live performance by the Scorched Conch Rake ‘N Scrape Band. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr.)
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, staged an exhibition featuring its Emergency Support Function groups and other public-private partners on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at its Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way headquarters. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr.) (Met Dept)
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Senior Nursing Officer Judith Scavella of the Ministry of Health’s disaster management booth, during the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA exhibition featuring its Emergency Support Function groups and other public-private partners on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at its Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way headquarters. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr.)
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology at its booth during the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, disaster awareness exhibition on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at its Gladstone Road and NEMA’s Way headquarters. The exhibition featured NEMA Emergency Support Function groups and other public-private partners. Pictured standing first left is Trevor Basden, Director, Bahamas Department of Meteorology with some staff members. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr.)
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Patrons stop at the NEMA booth for information regarding disaster preparedness and mitigation during an Exhibition mount3ed by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at NEMA on Gladstone Road. The exhibition was part of NEMA’s disaster awareness campaign during the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season, which runs June 1 to November 30. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr.)
Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell and Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA, Chrystal Glinton participate in a Junkanoo Rush-out by Valley Performance Stars, at the close of the NEMA Exhibition on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at NEMA on Gladstone Road. The exhibition was part of NEMA’s disaster awareness campaign during the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season, which runs June 1 to November 30. (BIS Photo/Raymond A Bethel Sr.)

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