The National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO stands ready for the hurricane season. That is what Minister of National Emergency Management, Edmund Castro told Love News earlier this week. He says that personnel from the organization and other sectors have been through several capacity building sessions over the past months.
Edmund Castro, NEMO Minister: “As soon as the Hurricane season ended in last year we started to make preparations for the upcoming hurricane season so we started the training, we started dealing with the inspections we tried to bring in all the public officers that would man the different stations and shelters and so on. So NEMO has to be constantly preparing itself for the hurricane season. NEMO is not just for hurricane, if there is a drought, if there is a flooding situation NEMO is also there, if there is a fire NEMO is also there. So it’s an everyday 365 day a year type of job that the department of NEMO is involved with.”
In May, NEMO held numerous planning sessions with personnel from the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis, National Human Resources Committee, National Emergency Operations Center, the Transport and Evacuation Committee and international partners. Today NEMO Coordinators met in Belmopan where Minister Castro committed to adequately equip the teams to effectively carry out their duties.