Bermuda to engage in regional tsunami drill

Published Mar 13, 2018 at 5:15 pm
(Updated Mar 13, 2018 at 5:15 pm)

Bermuda will take part in a tsunami warning exercise with other Caribbean countries on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for the national security ministry said: The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the region.”

She added: “The 2018 exercise will simulate an earthquake along the Caribbean coast of Barbados (Southern Caribbean).

“The resulting exercise tsunami wave will affect Bermuda, as well as other jurisdictions in the Atlantic and Caribbean.”

The spokeswoman explained that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center will alert the Bermuda Weather Service, which will contact…

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