Regional Meteorologist says the lack of consultation among regional met officers contributed significantly to damages suffered by Dominica during the passage of TS Erika
A regional meteorologist says the lack of consultation among met officers in the region contributed significantly to damages that were suffered by Dominica during the passage of TS Erika.
Coordinating Director of the Trinidad based Caribbean Meteorological Organization, Tyrone Sutherland, says the lack of dialogue was a major slip up by the region.
Dominica sustained damages in excess of 1.2 billion dollars due to the passage of TS Erika in August 2015.
Caribbean Meteorologists and international climate researchers are meeting here this week to officially announce the forecast of the Caribbean’s wet hurricane season, as well as to discuss the implications for the region with many national and regional stakeholders in climate sensitize sectors.
And Sutherland says the region could have done a better job on preparing for TS Erika.
He says however the lack of communication among the region will soon be a thing of the past.
Coordinating Director of the Trinidad based Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) Tyrone Sutherland
CMO is a specialised agency of the Caribbean community that coordinates the joint scientific and technical activities in weather, climate and water related sciences in16 English speaking Caribbean countries.
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