Conducting simulations and drills is the most effective way to evaluate and test disaster preparedness plans; these exercises are used widely by organizations and institutions working in development and in disaster response. Drills and simulations are also excellent tools for training, and for assessing decision making processes, teamwork, and coordination. Continue reading Guidelines for Developing Emergency Simulations and Drills
Recent events have highlighted the reality that the Caribbean Basin is particularly vulnerable to major climate and geological disasters. Unexpected weather patterns and the highly erratic hurricane season projected for 2009 indicate that the region must continue to develop sustainable and effective disaster preparedness strategies.