The National Emergency Management Agency [NEMA] along with the United Nation’s Children’s Fund [UNICEF] held a workshop for thirty stakeholders from Grand Bahama and New Providence to develop an emergency action plan.

Etoile Pinder, Emergency Coordinator for UNICEF Bahamas said, “ensuring that we are going to have a coordinated approach to preparing our islands before a storm hits so that immediately following a storm we’re able to respond quickly, collaborate together and be effective in restoring water sources, restoring hygiene kits and ensuring that we are keeping people healthy and hydrated following a hurricane.”

The workshop covered topics such as how to gather data following a storm, determining what infrastructure has been most hit and how test water for contamination.