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					TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                      PAGE
Foreword by Governor, Chairman-National Disaster Management Council                                       3
(NDMC)
Message from Permanent Secretary, Deputy Governor’s Office                                                5
Executive Summary                                                                                         6

PART 1 – Overview                                                                                         9
     Statement of Intent                                                                                 10
     Policy Review                                                                                       27
     Group Performance
     Major Achievements                                                                                  27
     Major Challenges                                                                                    29
     Staff Matters                                                                                       30
            New Appointments                                                                             30
            Vacant Posts                                                                                 30
            Internship Programme                                                                         30

PART 2 - Programme Performance Analysis                                                                  31
     Mitigation and Planning                                                                             32
     Community Preparedness and Supply Management                                                        37
     Public Information and Education                                                                    43
     Training and Research                                                                               46
     Response Management Systems                                                                         49
     Emergency Information Management                                                                    54
     Management, Finance & Recovery Coordination                                                         59

PART 3 – Financial Overview                                                                              64
     Recurrent and Capital Expenditure                                                                   65
     Financial Contributions                                                                             66
     Disaster/Emergency Fund Expenditure                                                                 67
     Capital Project Summary for Emergency Shelter Retrofit                                              68

Part 4 – Alignment with Government’s Overarching Objectives                                              71

PART 5 - Summary of Significant Events                                                                   73
Tropical Weather Summary                                                                                 74
Oil Spill Events                                                                                         76
Outstanding Oil Spill Claims                                                                             77
PRSN 2006 Annual Report on Earthquake Activity                                                           78

Appendices                                                                                               80
Appendix I – Organizational Chart                                                                        81
Appendix II – Staff Schedule                                                                             82
Appendix III – Local, Regional &International Meetings Workshops and Conferences Attended                84




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Appendix IV – Press Releases List                                                                      91
Appendix V – Website Statistics                                                                        94
Appendix VI – Publications Produced & Media Broadcast Programming List                                 95
Appendix VII – Rainfall Statistics                                                                     96
Appendix VIII – Disaster Preparedness VHF Radio Network Statistics                                     97
Appendix IX – NEBS Test Statistics                                                                     99
Appendix X – Siren Test Statistics                                                                     99




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                        FOREWORD BY GOVERNOR-CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL
                           DISASTER MANAGEMENT COUNCIL (NDMC)
                                  His Excellency David Pearey
                        ---------------------------------------

I am pleased to present the Department of Disaster Management‟s 2006 Annual Report under the
theme “Building capacity to interface hazard considerations in our development decision making processes”. The
report provides a detailed and comprehensive account of expenditure, successes and challenges.
This report also includes various statistical data that will be extremely relevant for future planning. I
congratulate the Director and staff at the Department for their hard work during 2006 and for the
efforts made in working towards achieving the goal of “reinforcing the development potential of the BVI by
reducing risks from all hazards” as outlined in the 2004-2008 Comprehensive Disaster Management
Strategy.

In 2006 we were fortunate to experience low activity during the Hurricane Season. Unfortunately
such activity can lead to complacency. Changes in climate patterns and the heightened awareness of
global warming tell us that there is the possibility of increased hurricane activity in the future. We
must therefore avoid complacency at all times and always plan and prepare for all hazards that can
significantly impact the BVI.

The accomplishments of 2006 could not have been possible without the contributions and
cooperation of our many partners. I am confident that if these relations are fully maintained and
others developed even greater strides would be made in the coming years. The many years of
stability and continual growth of the Territory‟s Disaster Management Programme, together with
successful and attested investments in the integration of disaster management within the key sectors
as well as capacity building, fill us with optimism about the long-term.

It is important though that we not bask in the accomplishments for too long and overlook the
challenges faced in 2006. These must be carefully assessed and plans for addressing them discussed
and implemented if we are to maintain the high profile in Disaster Management for which the
Territory is known. This is where the input of the technical subcommittees of the National Disaster
Management Council (NDMC) is needed. They must demonstrate more active participation in the
work of the DDM and provide the guidance needed to advance the Territory‟s Disaster
Management Programme. It is my intention in 2007 to encourage greater input and oversight from
the NDMC. This may call for a restructuring of this organization.

This endeavour shows management programmes must now focus on development of tools that can
be used by environmentalists, planners, and economists to incorporate the most effective risk
reduction measures into the existing and future development priorities of our Government. This
transition calls for greater penetration of the disaster management practices at the political, policy
and community levels. The work is therefore becoming more challenging for disaster managers and
requires greater commitment of resources. This is not an easy task to accomplish as many other key
departments compete for limited resources. The onus is on critical agencies and departments such as
the DDM to find ways to establish good working relations and identify areas where funding sources
can be identified and shared to achieve common goals. There are many good examples contained in
the DDM‟s 2006 annual report that show the positive outcomes of such an approach.



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In 2007 the DDM will be tasked with revising the National Disaster Management Plan and
undertaking a thorough review of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Policy and Strategy
with a view to identifying strategies that worked, those that failed to work; what lessons were learned
and how we can prevent them from happening again. These tools must be continuously reviewed
and updated to ensure that they are in keeping with the sound disaster management practices. The
experiences of the DDM staff and members of the NDMC and the research undertaken by various
departments and agencies provides an unprecedented platform from which to better understand the
hazards that can affect the Territory and the disaster management needs of our communities. I look
forward to working with the DDM and the wider NDMC in 2007.




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            MESSAGE FROM PERMANENT SECRETARY, DEPUTY GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
                                  Mr. Otto O‟Neal
                       ------------------------------------

Upon assuming the role of Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor‟s Office in July 2006, I
also undertook the administrative oversight for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM)
along with many other Departments in the Governor‟s Group. After reviewing the 2006
performance, I was impressed to see that the Director and staff had accomplished the majority of
the outputs defined in the Department‟s very ambitious work plan.

As before, the DDM is recognized for its efficiency and effectiveness in maintaining a high standard,
both locally and regionally, in the area of disaster management. This is evident by the content of this
report.

The 2006 Annual Report confirms the transition that has taken place over the years with the
Territory‟s Disaster Management Programme; from a history of preparedness to a comprehensive
approach to disaster management. As a result, more emphasis is being placed on the areas of
strategic planning, scientific research and project management. This is evident by the expenditure
charts presented in this report which reflects that nearly 100% of the funding allocated from
recurrent and capital expenditure were spent during the year. In 2006, nearly $40,000 in additional
funding was received which complimented the $70,100 allocated towards Work Programme
Expenditure.

The DDM has positioned itself locally as a department contributing significantly towards sustainable
development practices. Throughout the region, the Department is known to be a leader in Disaster
Management with best practices now being defined and shared with other Caribbean Islands. Future
challenges will involve maintaining the staff capabilities and the outstanding reputation which the
BVI boasts regionally.

In 2006, Departments within the Governor‟s Group were required to prepare a Statement of Intent
defining priority areas, the majority of which the DDM was able to accomplish. The management
tools and techniques used by the Department helped to define outcomes and outputs which will in
turn aid the Department in the upcoming initiatives to reform and enhance the budget process,
which will commence in 2008.

An important part of the DDM‟s report is its documentation of significant events that occurred
throughout the year. This section of the report helps to define which hazards posed the greatest risk
to the Territory. The report also contains a number of statistics that are important for future
comparison and to serve as data for analyzing progress.

I congratulate the Director and her Staff at the Department of Disaster Management for their
continued hard work, selfless sacrifices and unwavering commitment towards enhancing the
Disaster Management Programme in the BVI year after year. The Department‟s performance is
exceptional and proves that investment in the area of disaster management is necessary and
worthwhile.




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                                 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY




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The Disaster Management Act 2003 requires the Department of Disaster Management to submit an
annual report on the activities of the Department for every preceding year to Executive Council
through the Governor for approval within three months after the end of each year. The report is
then laid at the Legislative Council.

The 2006 Annual Report comprises five main parts. Part 1 provides an overview of the
organization, inclusive of the Department‟s Statement of Intent, a review of the Disaster
Management Policy as it relates to the mandate of the DDM and the Department‟s performance
including major achievements and challenges. Part 2 is an analysis of the performance of each
programme area defined as Mitigation and Planning, Community Preparedness and Supply
Management, Public Information and Education, Training and Research, Response Management
Systems, Emergency Information Management and Management, Finance and Recovery
Coordination. Part 3 provides the financial overview which is followed by Part 4 that focuses on
the alignment of the Department‟s performance with Government‟s overall objectives. Part 5
includes a summary of significant events that occurred throughout the year that had some impact on
the BVI. Also included in the report are appendices, which provide statistics and other relevant
information.

The activities of the Department continue to be driven by efforts towards achieving the
Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2004-2008 goal of “reinforcing the
development potential of the British Virgin Islands by reducing risks from all hazards”.

The 2006 report is presented in the format of a Results Based Management (RBM) approach which
is a technique specifically aimed at achieving desired outcomes that will be of benefit to the
communities we serve. It involves defining outputs and expected results that can be measured,
monitored and are relevant based on projects/activities proposed for implementation. The Work
Plan is directly linked to each officer‟s performance agreement and job description and serves to
achieve the objectives defined in the CDM Strategy.

In 2006, 98% of the total recurrent funds received and 99% of the capital funds allocated to the
Department were spent on work programme activities. Financial contributions were received valued
at $37,012.27 from both local and regional organizations. The sum of $138,075 was utilized from the
Emergency/Disaster Fund under the Disaster Management Act 2003 towards assisting persons
affected by hazard impacts.

The Department continues to struggle with defining effective mechanisms for promoting inter-
agency coordination and collaboration as well as high technical staff turnover. Of great concern to
the Department is the inadequate level of preparedness among the private sector. Preparedness
throughout the business community is still largely hurricane focused. The BVI is exposed to
numerous other hazards that can interrupt business operations and change the economic landscape
for our business community. This calls for greater encouragement of the business community to
integrate Business Continuity Planning and Recovery Management into daily decision making. The
BVI is highly dependent on a thriving Financial Services Sector that is heavily Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) driven, therefore, risk management must be well thought out and
considerations for the unavailability of basic utilities addressed. For the past three years, the DDM
has made efforts to urge the business community to re-think its approach to risk management. We


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have provided tools and opportunities for embracing Business Continuity Planning and Recovery
Management; however, the business community in the BVI still has not made sufficient use of these
opportunities.

 In 2006, the Department conducted two surveys, one aimed at assessing the impact of the
Territory‟s Disaster Management Programme on the community and the other examined the level of
preparedness among Government agencies. The results of these surveys will be presented to the
NDMC in 2007. It is clear from other analysis undertaken over the past few years, that the efforts
to institutionalize disaster management within key Government departments are in fact being
achieved. This is especially evident in the Planning and Development Sector as well as the Tertiary
Level Educational Sector. Although some progress towards institutionalization was made within the
Health Sector, sufficient evidence does not exist to support the effectiveness of this process thus far.

2006 was an uneventful year with regard to tropical storm impact; however, an excessive number of
oil spill events, both terrestrial and marine, called for a deployment of significant critical resources.
The impact of these spills will be long lasting but the BVI was fortunate that the marine events that
occurred did not have more substantial impact on the tourism sector. The MOU between the BVI
and US for providing assistance in the events of major oil spill incidents was initiated for the first
time ever in response to a major incident at sea involving a Cargo Vessel and over twenty thousand
gallons of oil. The process was effective and efforts were made to document lessons learned. With
the limited resources that exist to allow for immediate response to these types of hazards it is
important that these types of relations continue to be encouraged and sustained. There is a need for
stronger legislation and the finalization of the Petroleum Regulations and other environmental laws
to deter persons from willful acts of oil/hazardous substances pollution and to require a greater level
of inspection of vessels operating in our waters.




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                                    PART 1 - OVERVIEW




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STATEMENT OF INTENT

INTRODUCTION
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) originated in the Office of the Deputy Governor
in 1983 with a Desk Officer. It became an independent department in 1990 with the employment of
its first full-time Disaster Preparedness Coordinator. Initial operations concentrated on the
preparedness phase of the disaster management cycle until the strategy shifted to comprehensive
disaster management thereby encompassing the four phases of the disaster cycle (preparedness,
mitigation, response and recovery). Today the DDM is one of the leading National Disaster
Organizations in the region.

VISION
The DDM endeavors to be an Organization which performs successfully as a catalyst in mobilizing
all sectors of the community, Government and non-government, to take effective action to
significantly reduce vulnerability to hazards of all kinds.

MISSION
The DDM will seek, within the Territory of the British Virgin Islands, to reduce loss of life and
property attributable to disasters by ensuring that adequate preparedness and mitigation measures,
and response and recovery mechanisms are established to counteract the impact of natural and
technological hazards.

FUNCTIONS
The Department has 13 major functions as outlined below:

    1. Laws and Authorities - This involves the Territorial laws and implementing regulations that
       establish the legal authority for the development and implementation of the disaster
       management programme and organization, and defines the emergency powers, authorities,
       responsibilities of the Governor, elected officials, and the Director of the Department of
       Disaster Management.
    2. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) - The Territorial Hazard Identification
       and Risk Assessment Programme involves the identification of hazards and the assessment
       of risks to persons, public and private property, and structures. The data collected at the
       community/island level provides much of the data the Territory will use to produce its
       assessment of risk. The information collected during the HIRA will also be used for more
       detailed damage and loss estimation projections.
    3. Hazard Mitigation - The intent of a hazard mitigation programme is to target resources and
       prioritize mitigation activities to lessen the effects of disasters to the population,
       communities, businesses, industries, and government.
    4. Resource Management - Resource management involves the systematic development of
       methodologies for the prompt and effective identification, acquisition, distribution,
       accounting, and use of personnel, facilities, and major items of equipment for essential
       emergency functions.
    5. Planning - Disaster management involves the development of several types of plans. This
       function deals with the two most important plans: a Comprehensive Disaster Management
       Plan that is designed to outline a strategy for reducing the vulnerability hazards pose to a
       jurisdiction; and a National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) that focuses on emergency
       response and short-term recovery to a disaster occurrence.

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    6. Direction, Control, and Coordination - During the pre, trans, and post-phases of the
        emergency response, direction, control, and coordination allows officials to: 1) analyze the
        situation and decide how to quickly and effectively respond; 2) direct and coordinate
        response forces; 3) coordinate with other jurisdictions; and 4) use available resources
        efficiently and effectively.
    7. Communications and Warning Technology - Communications involves establishing, using,
        maintaining, augmenting, and providing backup for all types of communications devices
        required in day-to-day emergency and response operations. Warning comprises the
        dissemination to Government officials and the public timely forecasts of all hazards
        requiring emergency response actions.
    8. Operations and Procedures - Development, coordination, and implementation of
        operational plans and procedures are fundamental to effective disaster response and
        recovery. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and checklists provide the detailed
        instructions that an organization needs to fulfill responsibilities assigned in the NDMP.
    9. Logistics and Facilities - The identification, location, acquisition, distribution, and accounting
        for services, resources, materials, and facilities is required to adequately support disaster
        management activities.
    10. Training - Assessment, development, and implementation of a training/educational
        programme for public/private officials and emergency response personnel.
    11. Exercises - A programme of regularly scheduled exercises, designed for assessment and
        evaluation of emergency response plans and capabilities, is critical to the Territory‟s disaster
        Management Programme.
    12. Public Information and Education - Public Information and Education provides the general
        public with education on the nature of hazards, protective measures, and an awareness of the
        responsibilities of Government and citizens in an emergency/disaster. During a disaster
        event, this function focuses on providing accurate, timely, and useful information and
        instructions to people at risk in the community throughout the emergency period.
    13. Finance and Administration - The development of fiscal and administrative procedures
        designed to support a disaster management programme.

VALUES
    The main function of the Department of Disaster Management is to promote preservation
     of human life in times of crisis.
    Effective Disaster Management depends upon the consistent coordination and integration of
     the work of many agencies, organizations and individuals.
    A community that is well prepared for hazards of all kinds will survive and recover quickly
     from disasters.
    Excellent service must be provided to the community before, during and after a disaster or
     emergency.
    Flexibility and adaptability of approach must be the basis of the delivery of disaster
     management services.
    Staff commitment, professionalism, capacity, teamwork and motivation will be the primary
     contributor‟s to the organization‟s success.

SERVICES PROVIDED
The Department is considered to be a product-service mixed organization that provides:



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    SERVICES
       Coordination of all activities related to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and
        recovery.
       Monitoring of mitigation programmes and evaluation of the effectiveness of mitigation
        activities.
       Revision and approval of agency and sector plans for managing and responding to the
        impact of natural and man-made hazards.
       Documentation of national resources.
       Provision of training and simulation exercises to update and inform plans and procedures.
       Provision of training that educates contractors, builders and homeowners on safer building
        practices.
       Operations of the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) with reliable and up to
        date emergency communications and early warning systems.
       Provision of official information pertaining to potential hazards before, during and after
        impact.
       Monitoring, investigations, research and analysis on hazards.
       Serve as a repository and conduit of information management on issues pertaining to
        disaster management.
       Audit the current capacity, structures and responsibility and reporting mechanisms of all
        organizations involved in disaster management and related activities.
       Promote institutionalization of disaster management in key public and private sector
        agencies.
       Promote the values of disaster preparedness to the wider community.
       Determine long term risk reduction measures that can be incorporated in the development
        planning process.

    PRODUCTS
       Development and maintenance of national plans, policies and strategies.
       Production of maps, data and technical reports and information that establishes the nature
        of risk and vulnerability in the Territory.
       Development and implementation of Comprehensive Disaster Management
        programmes/strategies to address safety, business continuity, community preparedness and
        shelter management.
       Produce public information and education material (audio, video, print) for distributions
        among various stakeholders through campaigns.

DDM’S COMPREHENSIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLAN
The BVI Disaster Management Act 2003, policies, plans, programmes, organizational structure and
disaster management processes all endorse and incorporate the concept of Comprehensive Disaster
Management (CDM).

Adequate implementation of Comprehensive Disaster Management requires:
     An established structure with highly trained, professional staff
     Well-established and functioning linkages/partnerships
     Research and data management capability

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       Fully functional and technologically advanced NEOC
       Operational outreach programme
       Public education, information and training capability
       Operational multi hazard plans
       Risk reduction programmes
       Legislative framework

The DDM‟s Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy and Results Framework describes the
activities that will be implemented by the DDM in order to achieve the overall goal of reinforcing
the development potential of the BVI by reducing risks from all hazards. The two strategic
objectives are to: (i) reduce economic loss from hazard impacts, and (ii) minimize human suffering
from natural and man-made hazards. (See diagram on page 14).

The CDM Strategy and Results Framework are guided by the following:
      1. The National Integrated Development Strategy (NIDS)
      2. The Government‟s six broad focus areas
      3. The National Disaster Management Plan
      4. The Public Sector Development Planning Framework
      5. The Disaster Management Policy
      6. The Disaster Management Act 2003




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                               GOAL: Reinforce development potential of the BVI by reducing risk from all hazards



                                                                                                                              SO2
                          SO1
                                                                                                                    Human Suffering from
                   Economic loss from
                                                                                                                     all natural and man-
                     hazard impacts
                                                                                                                         made hazards
                        reduced.
                                                                                                                           minimized



    IR 1.1                  IR 1.2                IR 1.3               IR 1.4                           IR 2.1            IR 2.2            IR 2.3
Mitigation tools            Enhanced             Improved             Recovery                        Increased           Disaster        Improved
   including              institutional        construction          period from                        citizen         Management       efficiency of
     hazard                capacity to         standards for           disaster                     awareness and         Capacity         disaster
 assessments            implement CDM              major               impacts                          action          Strengthened    response and
 incorporated                                 infrastructure,         shortened                                                         relief efforts
      into                                        critical
 development                                   facilities, and
    planning                                   housing stock
   decisions.




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RELATIONSHIP WITH GOVERNOR AND CHIEF MINISTER
The Governor has overall responsibility for disaster management in the British Virgin Islands. He
serves as Chairman of the National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) and is primarily
responsible for pre-disaster and response activities. The Chief Minister serves as Deputy Chairman
and he is primarily responsible for recovery activities.

STAFFING, EXPENDITURE, GROWTH
There are currently 9 established employees and 2 non-established employees assigned to the DDM.
The staff of the department is divided as follows:
      Director (1)
      Programme Managers (4)
      Programme Officers (3)
      Support Staff (3)

The following table summarizes the various posts assigned to the DDM from 1997 to 2006:

         1997       1998       1999      2000       2001         2002       2003      2004         2005          2006
     1   NDC        NDC        NDC       NDC        NDC          DIR        DIR       DIR          DIR           DIR
     2   DPO        DPO        STOP      STPO       STOP         STPO       STPO      STPO         STPM          STPM
     3   PA         PA         DPO       DPO        DPO          DPO        ITM       ITM          ITM           ITM
     4   ETO        ETO        PA        ITM        ITM          ITM        CPM       TRO          TRO           TRO
     5   SEO        SEO        ETO       ETO        ETO          ETO        ETO       CPO          CPM           CPM
     6   CO         CO         ARO       ARO        ARO          ARO        ETT       ETO          ECM           ECM
     7   OC         OC         SEO       SEO        SEO          SEO        AO        ETT          ECO           ECO
     8   G          G          SEC I     SEC I      SEC I        SEC I      SEC I     AO           AO            AO
     9                         OC        OC         OC           OC         OC        SEC I        SEC II        SEC I
    10                         G         G          G            G          G         OC           OC            OC
    11                                                                                G            FMT           FMT


KEY:
NDC: National Disaster Coordinator                          SEO: Senior Executive Officer
DIR: Director of Disaster Management                        PA: Programme Assistant
STPO: Senior Technical Planning Officer                     ARO: Assistant Radio Operator
ITM: Information Training Manager                           ETT: Emergency Telecommunications
TRO: Training and Research Officer                          Technician
DPO: Disaster Preparedness Officer                          ECM: Emergency Communications Manager
CPO: Community Preparedness Officer                         ECO: Emergency Communications Officer
CPM: Community Preparedness Manager                         AO: Administrative Officer
ETO: Emergency Telecommunications                           SEC I: Secretary II
Officer                                                     OC: Office Cleaner
FMT: Facilities Maintenance Technician                      G: Gardener
CO: Clerical Officer




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The Department‟s recurrent budget has grown from a mere $3,000 in 1983 to $573,800 in 2006. The
table below outlines the Department‟s recurrent and capital expenditure for the period 2001 to 2005.


                        DDM Recurrent & Capital Expenditure
                                    2001-2005

     $600,000.00
     $500,000.00
     $400,000.00
     $300,000.00
     $200,000.00
     $100,000.00
            $0.00
                        2001           2002           2003          2004           2005

      Recurrent Estimates      Actual Expenditure     Capital Estimates    Capital Expenditure


BACKGROUND
The Disaster Management Act 2003 provides for the more effective organization of the mitigation
of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from, emergencies and disasters in the Virgin Islands
and other matters connected therewith.

Enactment of the Disaster Management Act, inter alia:
       clarifies the authority and role of the Director of Disaster Management
       the composition and functions of the National Disaster Management Council (NDMC)
       the required contents of the National Disaster Management Plan
       provisions for the management of specially vulnerable areas
       hazard inspections and the powers of hazard inspectors
       regulations for the management of emergency shelters
       defines offences and spells out penalties

The Leeward Islands Emergency Powers Order in Council 1959 - provides the legal basis for the
exercise of emergency powers by the Governor. The Governor is required to consult the Chief
Minister unless circumstances make it impractical to do so.

The Emergency Powers (Disaster) Act 1984 - The authority for declaring a state of emergency under
this law, is vested in the Governor-in-Council. When a state of emergency exists, the Governor-in-
Council may make orders under the provisions of the Ordinance to secure essentials of life to the
zone and for the preservation of the health, welfare and safety of the public. Orders so made, may
inter-alia provide:-
     For the requisitioning of all forms of transport and communications;
     For the requisitioning and regulating the supply and distribution of food, clothing, water,
         fuel, light and other necessities of life and for fixing maximum wholesale and retail prices in
         respect thereof;

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       For the requisitioning of private lands, buildings and premises;
       For conferring on any person the right to entry on or passage through or over any private
        lands, buildings, premises;
       For the demolition of any building or other structure deemed to be dangerous;
       For the disposal of the dead and for dispensing with enquiries under the Coroners Act and
        from the Ordinance.

LOCATION
The Department of Disaster Management‟s office is located at #3 Wailing Road, MacNamara, Road
Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The DDM office is co-located with the National Emergency
Operations Centre (NEOC). The NEOC is the designated Administrative Hub of national disaster
or emergency response mechanisms. It is the “nerve centre” of emergency and disaster response
activities and services. The NEOC coordinates, directs and leads the response to the threat of a
hazard impact or an actual incident by following standardized procedures on a 24 hour basis to
ensure timely, effective and sustainable responses to a crisis, emergency or disaster.

PERFORMANCE ACHIEVEMENTS
   1. The Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme in the BVI has achieved a significant
      level of success over the years. The National Integrated Development Strategy (NIDS) has
      allowed for greater penetration of the CDM concept throughout Government‟s work
      programmes, legislation and development agendas. NIDS promotes the sustainable
      development of the Territory with one of its main goals of reducing the overall vulnerability
      of the BVI. There have also been successes in the integration of Disaster Management in the
      Planning, Health and Education sectors.
   2. Changes in political administration have not affected the execution of the Disaster
      Management Programme. There is no doubt that the championing of the programme by
      former Deputy Governor, Mr. Elton Georges, has led to the successes being achieved with
      the Disaster Management Programme today and has contributed to the Government
      marinating its commitment to disaster risk reduction in the Territory.
   3. Many strides have been and are continuously being made to ensure economically sustainable
      development. The recent revision and development of the environmental laws and
      requirements and procedures for impact assessment that incorporates hazard mitigation is
      evidence of this.
   4. Since 1983 the DDM‟s focus has changed considerably from that of preparedness to
      comprehensive disaster management planning. A number of studies and projects have been
      undertaken including:
           Seismic studies (1996) that determined the ground shaking hazard to which the BVI
              is exposed. This study also included a micro-zonation analysis and an assessment of
              the liquefaction potential of reclaimed land sites throughout the BVI. In addition, the
              impact of tsunamis on the BVI coastline was also assessed. These studies are
              currently being used in the planning and development process.
           The Hazard and Risk Assessment Project (HRAP) (1997) identified and assessed the
              hazards to which the BVI is exposed and recommended hazard mitigation strategies
              for implementation. This project produced high quality digital data that is now
              incorporated into the National GIS system used by both public and private sectors.
           The Quantitative Risk Assessment Project (QRAP) (2006) highlighted economic
              losses due to various natural hazards and illustrates what impact short and long term

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                  mitigation efforts would yield. This project involved converting hazard related maps
                  into a suitable GIS format and the provision of maps for landslides, alluvial soils,
                  reclaimed land and also provision of a revised engineering geology map using the
                  ortho-photography data produced by the Survey Department. The outputs of the
                  QRAP will help to quantify financial losses that could be expected from a given
                  hazard scenario. The QRAP is the first of its kind in the region.
              Other studies and projects conducted by the DDM include:
                      o Vulnerability assessment of emergency shelters
                      o Review of building review processes in the BVI
                      o Capability Review of the BVI Fire and Rescue Service
                      o Study of disaster management capability in the BVI (2000 & 2002)
                      o Human vulnerability assessment
                      o Geologic survey of the Territory with an identification of potential geologic
                          hazards
                      o A compilation of hurricanes and tropical storms from 1886 to 1999
                      o Detailed after action reports of various hazard impacts
    5.   The DDM is guided by comprehensive legislative and regulatory procedures that define
         responsibilities of key individuals. In addition, a disaster management policy framework
         exists along with a CDM Strategy and Results Framework, a Mitigation and Development
         Planning Framework and a National Disaster Management Plan that includes specific plans
         for all natural and technological hazards that can affect the Territory as well as Standard
         Operating Procedures for the NEOC.
    6.   In 1995, the DDM established a volunteer corps known as the Disaster Auxiliary Corps
         (DAC) that supports the NEOC operations and filtration of the CDM Strategic Plan and
         Results Framework to the community level. The DAC provides an important link with the
         community on a personal level and creates greater awareness among young people within the
         community. Legislation and policy support the participation of volunteers from non-
         governmental, voluntary and community based organizations as well.
    7.   The DDM boasts a highly effective public information and education programme that has
         allowed for the establishment of sound relations with the mass media in various forms. The
         Department produces regular television; radio and newspaper programmes/articles that seek
         to educate and inform the public. The Department‟s user friendly website also supports the
         work of this programme. The DDM pays special attention to providing accurate, timely,
         useful and instructional information to people at risk during an emergency period. This has
         allowed for a high level of credibility to be bestowed upon the organization.
    8.   A significant success for the DDM has been the establishment of tertiary level education and
         training. The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) provides training for
         contractors and builders and has established, with the support of the DDM, a Certificate and
         Associate level programme in Disaster Management which is soon to be available online to
         students in the region. Disaster preparedness and response training is one of the principal
         priorities in the DDM work programme. This training is provided to key agencies,
         communities, the general public, civil society organizations and the private sector.
    9.   Since the early 1960s, Mr. Arthur Swain, a former employee of the DDM now deceased,
         spent his time and efforts implementing an emergency communications system for the BVI.
         This system has grown significantly and now includes an Early Warning System consisting of
         state of the art technology managed by technically trained personnel and supported by the
         media through MOUs. In addition, a National Alert System is also in place that has


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        legislative backing under the Disaster Management Act 2003. The DDM maintains and
        operates an Emergency Telecommunications Network consisting of some 70 stations
        located throughout the Territory. The NEOC is equipped with commercial and amateur
        emergency communication systems plus satellite phones are located on each island in the
        event that these networks fail. Agreements are also in place with the USVI to assist in this
        area if necessary. With the absence of a local Metrological Office, the DDM contracts
        weather monitoring services; and have established data collection capacity with the purchase
        and installation of a network of automated weather stations. Seismic monitoring is provided
        through a formal relationship with the Puerto Rico Seismic Network and the Strong Motion
        Sensor Programme at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. A network of seismic
        stations and strong motion sensors are located throughout the Territory.

FUNCTIONAL AREAS
Each year the DDM develops it annual report based on the strategies outlined in the Framework.
The Department‟s budget submissions and proposed operations for the year are tailored toward
achieving the activities outlined in the work plan. The work plan is divided into 7 programme areas
which are managed by programme managers and officers. These programme areas include:
     Mitigation and Planning
     Community Preparedness and Supply Management
     Public Information and Education
     Training and Research
     Response Systems Management
     Emergency Information Management
     Management, Finance and Recovery Coordination

Managers and officers design activities for their assigned programme areas to meet the goal and
objectives outlined in the CDM Strategy and Results Framework.

Mitigation and Planning
This involves the assessment of various hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and
landslides, etc., which are likely to affect the BVI. This information provides the public sector with
the ability to develop appropriate hazard mitigation strategies and measures in order to prevent or
reduce the occurrence of a disaster in the Territory. Public sector agencies and individuals within the
community are responsible for the implementation of hazard mitigation activities in order to protect
life and property.

Community Preparedness and Supply Management
This area deals with preparing the community for disaster/emergency situations. This is done using
community involvement in disaster management, where each individual in the Territory has the
opportunity to contribute to plans and decision-making. Also, working closely with other
Government departments, non-government organizations, churches, businesses and agencies to
ensure plans are put in place for the shelter, welfare and provision of relief for persons in the
Territory during a disaster.

Public Information & Education
This component seeks to reduce disaster vulnerability, by increasing the public‟s awareness,
understanding and capability to anticipate and cope with the extreme conditions of hazards and their

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disastrous effects. This is achieved mainly through public education programmes, and the
dissemination of information to the public.

Training & Research
This component of the Disaster Management Programme provides training for members of the
National Disaster Organization in order to build capacity to provide effective response. The area of
research aims to examine the overall disaster management programme to identify areas that require
further attention.

Response Systems Management
This programme allows for the maintenance of a modern and reliable emergency response
infrastructure. The National Communications Control Centre (NCCC) is located at the Department
of Disaster Management building in MacNamara. The NCCC provides the National Emergency
Operations Centre with emergency telecommunications facilities and early warning systems required
for necessary information transfer before, during and after a disaster.

Emergency Information Management
This area involves the establishment and maintenance of emergency information systems that
support emergency and response operations and provides data for decision making, planning and
development purposes. When necessary, the DDM also prepares and conducts training
courses/exercises in the area of emergency communications.

Management, Finance & Recovery Coordination
This programme allows for the continuation of a high level of departmental performance and
accountability. Recovery Coordination involves measures necessary to re-establish a stable, social,
physical and economic basis to a community affected by a disaster. The Department of Disaster
Management provides support to the Chief Minister‟s Office for recovery coordination where
possible.

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

RATIONALE FOR OPERATIONS
The Department of Disaster Management provides for the integration of disaster risk reduction
measures into ecologically sustainable development policies, planning and programming with a
special emphasis on disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and vulnerability reduction. This is
done through interventions such as the Mitigation and Development Planning Framework, Disaster
Management Act 2003, Disaster Management Policy, Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy
and Results Framework and the National Disaster Management Plan under the direction of the
National Disaster Management Council.




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QUALITY ASSESSMENT

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES USED FOR MANAGING OPERATIONS

Results Based Management Technique (RBM) - This is a technique used by the DDM in the
development of its annual work plans to motivate
and apply processes and resources to achieve
targeted results. Each programme manager or officer
applies timelines for each activity or project defined
in the work plan. Gantt charts have proven to be
very effective in defining these timelines. In addition,
weekly staff meetings are held to discuss progress on
each programme activity and to identify concerns
and obstacles. The RBM technique is specially aimed
at achieving desired outcomes that will be of benefit
to the communities we serve. It involves defining
outputs and expected results that can be measured, monitored and are relevant based on projects
proposed for implementation.

Assessment tools for evaluating plans –The DDM is responsible for assisting departments in
developing disaster management plans and in approving them for use. Templates of these plans
have been developed for Government Departments, Schools and Businesses. In addition an
assessment tool was designed to evaluate these plans and to ensure that all required components
were included.

Simulation exercises – Annual simulation exercises are designed and executed to test national
plans and procedures. These exercises are evaluated using forms to collect information from
participants and trained evaluators to record specific information. The results are tabulated in
written reports and shared with participating agencies. It is proposed that an evaluation tool be
developed to allow for grading of each agency‟s response and to identify specific areas of weakness.

Lessons Learned – The DDM relies on lessons learned from previous events, which have occurred
locally. These are documented in After Action Reports along with recommendations, which are
submitted to Executive Council for approval.

Preparedness Audits, Surveys and Capability Reviews - Preparedness audits are carried out
nationally every two years to determine the level of preparedness of various departments; and
surveys are conducted to determine the effectiveness of the DDM‟s work and its ability to manage
the Territory‟s CDM programme. Capability reviews are also carried out for critical emergency
response agencies to assess legal, institutional, political and technical capability and incentives.

Database Analysis - Many databases are utilized by the DDM for collection of weather data,
management of resources, assessing training needs, and keeping a track of inventory of office and
critical supplies for response and relief.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – The DDM utilizes this system, which is currently
networked among key agencies involved in planning and development. The GIS system is used for

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creating maps, storing, analyzing and managing spatial data and associated attributes. Hazard maps
have been created and incorporated into the GIS network and allow for use by other users. In
addition, the DDM utilizes this system to perform risk and vulnerability analysis of areas. The
system is currently being used to define evacuation routes and response times in the event of natural
disasters.

Supply Management (SUMA) LSS System - SUMA LSS was developed by the Pan American
Health Organization (PAHO) to improve transparency in the management of humanitarian supplies
It assists the DDM, identifying, classifying and distributing relief supplies in emergency situations
and ensuring a more organized process that gets needed supplies to affected populations. The
software also comes with a warehousing component that allows the Department to manage relief
supplies currently being stored for deployment.

Benchmarking - Benchmarking tools have been developed to measure the effectiveness of disaster
management programmes. The outputs of such an assessment allow the Territory to design its CDM
programme to address the gaps defined.

Emergency Response Tools are used by the DDM to allow for tracking of hazard impact and in
the critical decision making process required during activation of the NEOC. The DDM‟s website
has also proven to be an important tool in providing information to the public at all times.

Most of these tools have proven to not only be effective but are a necessity for our operations.
Following up on the results of the lessons learned, and results obtained from audits, surveys and
reviews has proven to be difficult as they are dependent on the level of implementation of
departments and agencies external to the DDM. In order to gain the benefits of such tools there is a
need for greater input to ensure accountability of actions by all layers of government.

IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF QUALITY

The issue of assessing quality in disaster management organizations has become increasingly
important in order to ensure that the services and products produced and utilized fits the needs of
our stakeholders. In assessing quality, it is important for the DDM to assess not only its
infrastructure but controls implemented to handle job management, performance, competence of
staff and other elements such as personal integrity, organizational culture, motivation and team
spirit, and relationships. Although we do not utilize the models set for quality assurance such as the
International Standards (ISO 9000), some progress has been made to establish some standards for
assessing quality. We are mainly a coordinating agency and we focus on maximizing disaster
preparedness and mitigation measures to ensure that the population, economy and environment are
protected. The controls that are in place include:
    1. Implementation of the Disaster Management Act, 2003 and ensuring that departments and
         statutory agencies produce and maintain disaster management plans which are submitted to
         the DDM for approval.
    2. Convening of annual meetings of the NDMC at beginning of year to receive reports and
         work plans prior to the commencement of the Hurricane Season to determine state of
         readiness and progress made by national sub-committees.
    3. Convening of emergency meetings as early as practical when a threat is eminent to ascertain
         the readiness levels of all key parties.


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    4. Implementation of information campaigns to advise the public.
    5. Involvement in the construction industry from training of contractors to providing
       representation on the Planning Authority to ensure implementation of standards.
    6. Use of simulation exercises to assess levels of readiness.
    7. Performing capability reviews of key agencies and assessing level of preparation of all
       departments and agencies though audits and surveys
    8. Use of benchmarking and lessons learned to improve disaster management processes.

The move towards documentation of best practices has been a new approach for the DDM. Last
year the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) undertook a study of the BVI disaster
management programme to define these best practices. In 1999 and 2002 similar studies were done
by external evaluators from the USA and UK. These studies were able to define positive growth,
programmes and activities that were beneficial. They also documented recommendations for
improving the programme and considerations for making it more effective.

CDERA has the responsibility for undertaking regular assessment of the status of participating states
such as the BVI. The UK Government also conducts such assessments. The data gathered is used
to pursue funding from donors, to identify and prioritize physical, fiscal and human resource needs
necessary for improving the institutional framework for comprehensive disaster management and in
the case of the UK, assessing liability.

CDERA has developed an audit instrument to allow for assessment of its Participating States‟
Disaster Management Programmes. The instrument audits eight strategic issues. These are:
organization and management of the NDMO; legislative framework for disaster management;
disaster programming; disaster planning; hazard mitigation; education; information; and training.

Recently benchmarking tools have been developed that build on the Audit Instrument. The
Benchmarking Tool is an assessment tool for measuring the effectiveness of disaster risk
management programmes. The output of a benchmarking assessment is to evaluate the adequacy of
current disaster management programme, evaluate the readiness and capability of local national
institutions to deal with the risk of disasters, defining best practices and benchmarking programmes.

In order to ensure credibility and transparency, an external quality assurance team is being identified
by CDERA to assess each participating state‟s programme and monitor trends. It has been
recommended to CDERA by the BVI DDM that efforts be made to document the various
organizational structures in its participating states and to determine best practices. Such tools will
allow for guidance in the development of National Disaster Management Programmes, development
of quality standards and in allowing the Political Directorates to have a better appreciation and
understanding of the important functions and scope of operations carried by National Disaster
Offices.




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                                                                                                                        2
                         6                                                     1                       Donors (through CDERA & PAHO)
              NGO’s & Service Clubs                                Gov’t Dep’t, Statutory                      IDB
               - Red Cross                                              Agencies &                             USAID/OFDA
               - ADRA                                                 Private Sector                           CDB
               - Rotary/ Rotaract                                                                              European Union
               - Lions/Leo’s Clubs                                                                             World Bank
                                                                                                               European Union
                                                                                                               CIDA
                                                                                                               DFIDC
                                                                                                               Japan
                                                                                                               OAS
                                                                                                               UNDP


                                                                       DDM
                                                                    STRATEGIC
                                                                    LINKAGES



                5
     Research & Data Partners
     UWI
 -    Faculty of Engineering
 -    Seismic Research Unit                                                     4                                        3
     HLSCC
                                                                      Response Partners                     Regional Sector Partners
     University of Puerto Rico
                                                                     RSS                                     PAHO/WHO
      Mayaguez
 -    Dept of Engineering                                            SouthCom                                CDERA
 -    Dept of Geology                                                CDRU                                    DFID
 -    Strong Motion Sensor Project                                     UK-CHAD & Navy Patrol Vessel          NEMOT
 -    Seismic Network                                                  USCG                                  VITEMA



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SUMMARY OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES
   1. Although the Disaster Management Act, 2003 defines the requirements for ministries and
       agencies to develop plans and operating procedures many of these still have not produced
       these documents following standards that would be accepted by the DDM. There is a need
       for major sectors to institutionalize disaster management within their operations.
   2. Additional work is needed to incorporate disaster risk management in key economic sectors
       such as finance and insurance.
   3. The required technical and human resources to serve some 66 ministries and agencies of
       Government does not currently exist within the DDM. The Department continues to
       experience challenges in retaining technically trained and qualified staff.
   4. The current EOC facilities will not allow for extended operations beyond 48 hours. There is
       a need for an expansion of these facilities and provision of additional response resources.
   5. Economic development at times conflicts with environmental and land use practices that
       contravene sound planning and environmental sustainability. There is need for greater
       enforcement of environmental, planning and building laws and regulations that portrays a
       greater commitment to vulnerability reduction and environmental management. Disaster risk
       considerations need to be further integrated into the project management cycle.
   6. Efforts must continue to be made to encourage banks and insurance companies to provide
       greater incentives for the use of risk reduction measures.
   7. Additional hazard and capability specific studies, ecological and economic vulnerability
       assessments are required to provide the necessary data for more successful and sustainable
       planning and development practices.
   8. There is a need for the BVI to pay more attention to the area of climate change adaptation
       and to establish the necessary infrastructure to allow for the collection of data for a thorough
       assessment of the impact of this phenomenon.
   9. The BVI disaster management programme has not yet been able to successfully provide a
       system for quantifying and documenting savings from risk reduction initiatives.
   10. Additional advances are needed in the area of emergency communications and warning
       systems. This calls for provision of additional resources for maintenance, replacement and
       upgrading.
   11. The BVI Disaster Management Programme has struggled for many years to maintain a
       Community Based Disaster Management Programme. The current system is dependant on
       the willingness of volunteers to channel disaster management plans, policies and procedures
       to the community level and this process has had significant challenges over the years.
   12. The level of preparedness of the private sector is currently low. There is a need for greater
       integration of disaster management within private development projects and operations.
   13. There is a constant struggle for the DDM to continue to wipe out apathy, complacency,
       indifference and wishful thinking. These challenges, in most instances, are caused by attitude.
       The overload of work and responsibilities on individuals within the DDM can also lead to
       such.

PRIORITY AREAS FOR 2006 AND BEYOND
In addition to the ongoing work of the DDM that takes place annually a number of priority areas
have been defined. These include:
    1. Phase III of the QRAP - Under this phase of the project, the QRAP will be extended to all
        islands of the BVI to:



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              Produce hazard maps for landslides, inland flooding and tsunami wave run-up and
               incorporate these hazard maps and data collected into the NGIS database.
           Update storm hazard maps to assist in better hurricane forecasting and emergency
               response operations.
    2.    Retrofitting and maintenance of emergency shelters throughout the Territory to complete
          the works defined in the Shelter Assessment Study.
    3.    Retrofitting of the Emergency Warehouse to increase the present warehouse capacity by
          adding an additional floor space which would allow for easy placement and retrieval of
          emergency supplies.
    4.    Expansion of Weather Station Network to provide the BVI with a network that can produce
          accurate and relevant data to be used for monitoring of climate change and weather related
          disaster issues.
    5.    Expansion of Early Warning Systems Network to include DataFM Emergency Text
          Messaging System for localized community-oriented data distribution networks and
          installation of additional siren.
    6.    Expansion of existing seismic and Strong Motion Sensor networks to allow for more
          accuracy in recording and analysis of seismic activity
    7.    NEOC Expansion to include a structural assessment of the current DDM/NEOC Building
          at MacNamara to determine its adequacy to continue to serve the needs of the Territory‟s
          Disaster Management Programme. Such an assessment will relate to the hazards, to which
          the Territory is vulnerable as outlined in the Hazard and Risk Assessment Project as well as
          the functions of the DDM and the NEOC Operations during emergencies/disasters. Based
          on the results from the structural assessment, design architectural and engineering drawings
          according to building ordinance and safer building standards for the reconstruction of or
          addition to the DDM/NEOC building.
    8.    Improvement in the level of preparedness throughout the private sector. This will include:
               a. Provision for training in business continuity and recovery management;
               b. Development of a scheme with the insurance and banking sector that will provide
                   rewards for residential homeowners who have invested in risk reduction measures in
                   home construction; and
               c. Development of a scheme which rewards businesses for investing in sustainable
                   development practices.
    9.    Establishment of a cost benefit analysis of major mitigation projects that have taken place
          over the past 20 years to allow for quantifying and documenting savings from risk reduction
          initiatives.
    10.   A revision of the National Disaster Management Plan and the CDM Strategic Plan and
          Results Framework is also proposed as well as the development of regulations to support the
          Disaster Management Act, 2003.
    11.   The matter of succession planning and improvement in technical staff numbers will also be
          priority for the department as well as the modification of the general work hours of the
          DDM to handle
               a. Management and operation of an Emergency Call Handling Centre (ECHC)
               b. Activation of Early Warning and Emergency Broadcast Networks
               c. Management and operations of a 24hr emergency coastal radio watch
               d. After hours support provided to Essential Services
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POLICY REVIEW
Part IV: Section 10 of the Disaster Management Act of 2003 addresses the Disaster Management
Policy Review. Three months past the end of each year, the Director of DDM is to submit a report
of the department‟s activities, which addresses emergencies and disasters in the Territory in terms of
mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

A draft Disaster Management Policy as well as a Hazard Mitigation Policy has been developed and
submitted to the Governor and Deputy Governor for review. It was decided that these policies
would be withheld and finalized during the development of the 2009-2013 CDM Strategy Results
Framework scheduled to take place in 2007. This review will result in the creation of a single overall
disaster management policy and the merger of the CDM Strategy with the Mitigation Development
Planning Framework.

DEPARTMENTAL PERFORMANCE

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
  1. Quantitative Risk Assessment Project: The final report for Phase II was submitted in
      September 2006. The document was reviewed and deemed satisfactory by the CHAMP
      Management Advisory Committee. The information was presented to the QRAP Technical
      Advisory Committee in October 2006 and the data was incorporated into the National GIS
      database and is being utilized. One of the major outputs of this project has been a site-
      specific hazard report utilized for a major government development project.
  2. Development of Assessment tools for Disaster Management Plans: Improved
      efficiency for the assessment of DM plans by the development of a checklist to ensure that
      plans are comprehensive.
  3. USA/BVI Joint Response Guide: The Joint Response Guide for oil spill and hazardous
      materials response was completed and tabled/discussed at the May Caribbean Regional
      Response Team (CRRT) meeting in St. Thomas.
  4. Emergency Sheltering: The retrofitting of the East End/Long Look Church of God of
      Prophecy was completed.
  5. Community Emergency Response Team: Twenty-four volunteers were trained and
      certified as CERT members in Virgin Gorda. The training was jointly conducted by the BVI
      Fire & Rescue Services, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, Virgin Islands Search &
      Rescue, the Conservation & Fisheries Department, the Mental Health Unit, and the DDM.
  6. Consultation/Town-Hall Meeting: A Consultation/Town-Hall meeting (for the
      designation of Frett Yard as a „Specially Vulnerable Area under Part VII, Section 17 of the
      Disaster Management Act 2003) was held and comments received from tenants, property
      owners and the public and a report compiled and submitted to the Planning Authority for
      approval.
  7. DDM’s Generator Plant Upgrade: The DDM procured, and has installed, a new 50 KVA
      Generator Plant with automatic switch and sound attenuation system.
  8. DDM Documentation Centre: A database was developed to store all material in the
      Documentation Centre.
  9. National Resource Inventory: The National Resource Inventory, developed for the
      DDM, is now complete.
  10. Search and Rescue Land & Sea Training: Two Search and Rescue Training sessions
      were completed in 2006, geared towards the formation of a national S&R Response Team.


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    11. Heavy Equipment Operators Training: This training was the first of its kind held in the
        BVI and was well received by the community. Over 60 contractors and heavy equipment
        operators were trained in the Basics of BVI Geology & Hazard Impacts, Site Configuration,
        Cutting Sites and Foundations and Gradients and Cross Sections.
    12. Airport Simulation Exercise: The BVI Airports Authority with the assistance of the
        DDM successfully executed the 2006 Airport Simulation Exercise. The Exercise effectively
        tested the responding agencies for timing, communication, and medical triage.
    13. Contingency Planning for Mass Fatality Disasters in the Caribbean: The BVI hosted a
        Workshop on Contingency Planning for Mass Fatality Disasters in the Caribbean from 6th-8th
        December, 2006. Representation included participants from over 21 countries in the region,
        as well as local representation from the BVI Ministry of Health & Social Development, the
        BVI Health Authority Board, the RVI Police Force and the BVI DDM.
    14. Safer Building Programme: Four sessions of the Safer Building Programme, Level 1 and
        one course offering for Level 2 was completed. To date, the BVI is the only country in the
        region that has implemented the Level II Safer Building Programme. The HLSCC hopes to
        formally implement this programme into their curriculum, for anyone desirous of taking this
        programme as a full course.
    15. Disaster Assessment Audit Instrument for Govt. Departments: Under the Training and
        Research Programme, a Disaster Assessment Audit Instrument for Government
        Departments was developed and implemented, to measure the disaster preparedness level
        and needs for the British Virgin Islands‟ Government Departments and Statutory Agencies.
    16. Siren system Expansion: 5 new additional sirens were purchased from Federal Warning
        Systems to expand the current network to six units. Three units were installed in 2006 at
        Anegada, Jost Van Dyke and East End, Tortola. Two others will be installed in Cane Garden
        Bay and the Valley, Virgin Gorda
    17. Emergency Alert System Expansion: The EAS system saw the addition of the ZCCR
        Christian Radio Station at the Upper Room Victory Church (URVC) East End to the
        network.
    18. AM & FM Linking Project: The AM & FM transmitters were successfully linked together
        to provide simultaneous AM & FM transmission from the DDM studio. The DDM
        conducted a test of its FM Transmitter which revealed a coverage area from Road Town to
        Paraquita Bay.
    19. AWS System Expansion: The addition of remote access dial-up lines for downloading
        weather data from Weather Stations at Anegada and Virgin Gorda was completed along with
        the installation of a new wireless Davis weather station in Jost Van Dyke. The connection of
        the DDM Campbell Scientific Weather station to the GBVINET Wireless LAN for remote
        access form anywhere via the network was a significant advancement for the AWS Project
    20. Strong Motion Sensor Project: The installation of three free field strong motion sensor
        stations which were built and installed at the Central Administration Building, the DDM and
        the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport was completed by year end and data
        recorded by Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program (PRSMP)
    21. Reinstating of the British Virgin Islands Radio League: The British Virgin Islands
        Radio League was reinstated on the 6th February 2006 with a total of eight members.
        Members were given the opportunity to take exams in Puerto Rico and obtain technician
        class license and are now working on achieving General Class Licenses.
    22. Emergency Web Page: An emergency page was added to the department‟s website on June
        30th 2006. Upon activation persons accessing the site was able to ascertain what type of
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        and situation reports. The emergency page was activated when Tropical Storm Chris
        threatened the BVI on August 1st & 2nd and persons were able to monitor the website for
        current information regarding the storm.
    23. Website: The website has proven to be a very effective means of information dissemination.
        Several publications were added to the website throughout the year to facilitate easy access
        of information for the community. In 2006, the website was updated 122 times and there
        were 5,132 hits to the website. The month with the most hits was August with 1,342 hits.
    24. Waste Oil Campaign: An oil spill campaign was carried out in February to enhance
        awareness of the effects of improper disposal of waste oil after an increase in the number of
        spills that occurred during the month of January of 2006.

MAJOR CHALLENGES
  1. Review of the Mitigation Development Planning Framework: The working component
     of the Mitigation Task Force does not function as effectively as it should. Initially it was
     thought that this review would be an update on the activities but the structure of the
     framework needs to be discussed as to its feasibility under the present conditions.
  2. Lack of Funding: Scientific and Technical Studies and the mapping and vulnerability
     assessment process are heavily dependent on external funding. This process is also seen as a
     singular activity instead of a continuous process which can be informed as events occur. In
     order for the investment of funds to be realized the mapping and vulnerability assessment
     process must receive reliable and significant long term funding to ensure coverage across the
     Territory.
  3. Lack of personnel: The position of Senior Technical Planning Manager was vacant since
     May 2006 resulting in a postponement of a number of activities under the Mitigating and
     Planning Programme.
  4. Welfare & Relief Distribution Sub-Committee: The unavailability of the sub-committee
     chairman meant that this sub-committee did not meet as required during the year and
     resulted in curtailment of their programme in 2006.
  5. Business Continuity and Recovery Planning Lectures: Lack of interest from the private
     sector resulted in only one (1) lecture offered in 2006.
  6. Disaster Assessment Audit Instrument for Govt. Departments: Response to the
     Disaster Assessment Audit Instruments has been slow in coming. At the end of 2006, only
     twenty-six (26) out of a total of sixty-seven were received.
  7. Modification of DDM Work Hours: The DDM has been seeking to modify its general
     work hours to allow for 24/7 operations. This proposal would establish continuous staff
     presence in the event of emergencies, to activate warning systems, establishment of a 24
     hour emergency coastal radio watch and can serve as an Emergency Call Handling Center
     should this center be approved for operations by the DDM. Since 1997 when Cable and
     Wireless handed over Tortola Radio and the 999/911 systems to the Government
     discussions have been ongoing with the Ministry of Communications and Works to re-
     establish these systems through appropriate and effective mechanisms. To date this matter
     remains outstanding pending a final decision by the Ministry.
  8. Climate Change/Global Warming Focus: The emerging risks associated with climate
     change and global warming is becoming more evident. The BVI has not yet undertaken the
     necessary analysis and planning that is required to determine the impact of climate variability.
     The DDM has submitted proposals to initiate this process however, funding has not been
     provided to allow for implementation. Efforts will continue by the DDM to obtain support


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        from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) and the Mainstreaming
        Adaptation to Climate Change (MACC) Project.
    9. Provisions for Testing Emergency Alert/Warning Systems: No provisions were made
        in the VI Telecoms Act 2006 to provide for installation of equipment at Media Stations to
        allow for mandatory testing of the EAS during non emergency periods. Attempts to have
        this addressed during the circulation of the draft legislation were not successful. This may
        now call for the inclusion of a clause in Operating Licenses for all Media Stations or a
        revision of appropriate sections of the Telecommunications or Disaster Management Act.
    10. License to Install and Operate a VHF TV Broadcast Station: A request to install and
        operate a VHF TV Broadcast station on Cable TV channel 5 as part of the EAS remains
        unaddressed. The intention behind this request is to designate this channel as the
        Government‟s local emergency channel.

STAFF MATTERS

NEW APPOINTMENTS
The DDM requested a review of the Department‟s organizational structure and remuneration levels
assigned to the various posts of the Department. This was in an effort to improve institutional and
capacity building and provide support for the implementation of the Territory‟s Comprehensive
Disaster Management Programme. A Terms of Reference for this review was developed and
submitted to the Deputy Governor‟s Office; however, no further progress was made.

During 2006, the following persons joined the DDM. Ms. Simone Lettsome was appointed to the
post of Administrative Officer effective 17th July. Ms. Sheniah Armstrong former Training and
Research Officer was promoted to Community Preparedness Manager effective November 1 st, 2006
after Mr. Robert Harewood‟s contract expired. Ms. Leann Hill was reassigned to the post of
Training & Research Officer effective 6th November.

VACANT POSTS
The post of Senior Technical Planning Manager became vacant on May 26th, 2006 and as at
December 31st remained unfilled.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
During 2006 the Department of Disaster Management accepted three internships, two from the BVI
High School through the Government‟s job training programme. Ms. Jessica Hendrickson was
assigned for the period 4th to 31st July and Mr. Ricardo Bailey was assigned for the period 10th to 31st
August. One college student also took part in the internship programme, Mr. Roy Pickering from
July 12th to August 12th.




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        PART 2 – PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS




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                                                                            MITIGATION AND PLANNING
                                                                          Goal: Vulnerability Reduction
    ID    CDM            PROJECT/             IMPACT                   OUTCOMES               OUTPUTS                 PERFORMANCE                       ACTUAL OUTCOMES
            IR           ACTIVITY                                                                                      INDICATORS
1         1.1    QRAP Phase II                Government            Completion of        Engineers Report on        Level of              Completed
                                              agencies able to      hazard mapping       critical infrastructure.   acceptance by         The field work was completed for this
                                              incorporate hazard    studies and risk                                CHAMP                 component. The Geologist Report was submitted
                                              mapping in the        assessment of        Geologists report on       Management            in May 2006. The Engineers Report and the draft
                                              development           critical             reclaimed land and         Advisory              report from the lead consultant were submitted in
                                              planning process to   infrastructure in    amplification issues.      Committee and         July 2006.
                                              reduce loss from      BVI, and                                        QRAP Technical
                                              potential disaster    dissemination of     Lead Consultants           Advisory              The final report for Phase II was submitted in
                                                                    results to support   Report on risk             Committee.            September 2006. The document was reviewed
                                                                    the investment in    assessment and                                   and deemed satisfactory by the CHAMP
                                                                    hazard               mitigation measures.       Quality of reports    Management Advisory Committee. The
                                                                    mitigation in the                               and data              information was presented to the QRAP Technical
                                                                    BVI.                 Various Hazard Maps        captured and          Advisory Committee in October 2006. The data
                                                                                         (ground shaking,           number of maps        was incorporated into the National GIS database
                                                                                         wind, storm surge,         produced              and was utilized for a planning project.
                                                                                         site amplification                                Pending
                                                                                         and liquefaction)                                Comments made by the NGIS Coordinator to be
                                                                                                                                          addressed by the Consultant by early February
                                                                                                                                          2007. Compilation of risk maps/posters by
                                                                                                                                          consultant and other outreach products in
                                                                                                                                          conjunction with DDM.



2         1.1    QRAP Phase III               Government            Completion of        Documented TOR             Level of              Pending
                                              agencies able to      hazard mapping       and Contract.              acceptance by         A detailed proposal was developed for this phase
                                              incorporate hazard    studies and risk                                CHAMP                 of the QRAP; however, no progress was made
                                              mapping in the        assessment of        Consultants report         Management            due to lack of funding.
                                              development           critical             completed on               Advisory
                                              planning process to   infrastructure in    hazard mapping             Committee and
                                              reduce loss from      BVI, and             and risk assessment        QRAP Technical
                                              potential disaster    dissemination of     of the outstanding         Advisory
                                                                    results to support   hazards from Phase II      Committee.
                                                                    the investment in
                                                                    hazard               Various Hazard maps        Quality of reports
                                                                    mitigation in the    produced (landslide,       and data
                                                                    BVI.                 inland flooding and        captured and
                                                                                         tsunami wave run           number of maps
                                                                                         up)                        produced
3         1.1    Development of Assessment    Further               Faster and more      Checklist for the          Quality and level     Completed
                 tools for DM Plans           development of the    efficient            evaluation of DM           of effectiveness of   The checklist was completed and submitted on
                                              DM plan assessment    assessment of        plans.                     checklist.            31st March 2006 and was used to assess reports
                                              process to ensure     DM plans by the                                                       and detailed feedback has been given on the
                                              that plans are        development of                                                        contents of the report. Positive feedback was


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                                         comprehensive.         the checklist.                                                     received on the effectiveness of the checklist.

4    1.3    Building Review/             Increase in hazard     Enhanced             a) Trained individuals   Number of persons    Completed
            Application Process          resilience for the     institutional        in the construction      trained and level    Training of individuals in the construction industry
            Enhancement                  built environment      capacity and         industry in the use of   of effectiveness.    in the use of building guidelines. In May of 2006
                                                                legal instrument     the building                                  the Director suggested that this activity would be
                                                                for regulating the   guidelines               Quality of           implemented under the Safer Building course.
                                                                construction                                  amendments to
                                                                industry along       b) Amended BVI           regulations          Participated in meetings of the Planning Authority
                                                                the required         Building Regulations                          as per the Physical Planning Act No. 15 2004.
                                                                regulations          which fully address                           Pending
                                                                                     fire resistance of                            The amendment of the BVI Building Regulation to
                                                                                     materials                                     fully address fire resistance of materials. This was
                                                                                                                                   postponed on the suggestion that a legal
                                                                                                                                   draughtsman will have to be procured.
5    1.1    Develop a Climate Change     Territory capable of   Institutional        Document                 Quality of the       Completed
            Mainstreaming                monitoring and         commitment to        developed outlining      matrix activities    The matrix was developed and submitted on 28th
            Activity                     adapting effectively   implementation       activities to achieve    and approval of      April 2006.
            Matrix                       to climate change.     of climate           the climate change       the                  Pending
                                                                change related       mainstreaming            implementation of    A proposal for funding was developed and was
                                                                activities.          process                  activities by Min.   placed in the 2006 budget estimates, but was not
                                                                                                              of Nat. Resources    approved.
                                                                                                              and Labour and
                                                                                                              the Caribbean
                                                                                                              Climate Change
                                                                                                               Community
                                                                                                              Centre
6    1.4    Economic and Social          Improved capacity      A cadre of DAT       A trained cadre of       Number of persons    Completed
            Impact Assessment Training   amongst                members              individuals across the   trained, capacity    A workshop was conducted from the 25th-27th
                                         Damage                 available to be      public service.          of the trainer and   April 2006 which was facilitated by the OECS
                                         Assessment             deployed when                                 the level of         training team with funding from the UNDP.
                                         Team in performing     required after                                commitment of        Approximately twelve persons were trained
                                         sector assessment      the impact of a                               DAT members.         during the three day session.
                                         and the reduction in   disaster
                                         assessment time.                                                                          A draft Damage and Needs assessment was
                                                                                                                                   completed and submitted for review including
                                                                                                                                   the assessment forms from the government
                                                                                                                                   agencies.

7    1.1    Flood Management Training    Improved capacity      A cadre of GIS       Trained individuals      The quality of       Pending
            and mapping                  amongst GIS            personnel            across the public        training, the        No progress was made in this area.
                                         personnel in the       capable of           service                  number of persons
                                         public service to      performing                                    trained and the
                                         perform flood          hazard mapping                                effectiveness of
                                         hazard mapping.        as events occurs.                             the training and
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8     1.1    Inventory of hazard areas      Prioritization of areas   Improved           Effective               Comprehensive         Completed
             and structures at risk         for special               capability to      dissemination of        mapping of the        The DDM proposed the designation of the area
                                            mitigation activities     reduce and         information across a    territory depicting   known as „Frett Yard‟ as a “Specially Vulnerable
                                            and the reduction         identify the       wide cross section of   hazardous areas       Area” under the Virgin Islands, Disaster
                                            of risk                   potential for      public and private      and areas             Management Act, 2003 (Part VII, Section 17 –
                                                                      disaster areas     interests               designated as         Specially Vulnerable Areas)
                                                                      and at risk                                specially
                                                                      structures                                 vulnerable.           Meetings were held with TCPD, EHD, PWD and
                                                                                                                                       Social Development to discuss the designation of
                                                                                                                                       this area under the authority of the Disaster
                                                                                                                                       Management.

                                                                                                                                       A public hearing was held on 24 October 2006.
                                                                                                                                       Recommendations to Executive Council include:
                                                                                                                                            The area to be designated as a Specially
                                                                                                                                             Vulnerable Area as per the Disaster
                                                                                                                                             Management Act, 2003;
                                                                                                                                            The area is compulsory acquired by the BVI
                                                                                                                                             Government in exchange for suitable land
                                                                                                                                             given to the property owners;
                                                                                                                                            The supervised relocation of tenants by the
                                                                                                                                             Social Development Department to more
                                                                                                                                             conducive locations;
                                                                                                                                            The conversion of the area into „green
                                                                                                                                             space‟; and
                                                                                                                                            It should not be designed for recreational
                                                                                                                                             use.
                                                                                                                                       Pending
                                                                                                                                       Prioritization of additional areas for special
                                                                                                                                       mitigation activities and the reduction of risk and
                                                                                                                                       approval of recommendations by the Planning
                                                                                                                                       Authority.
9     1.1    Preparation of a               Territory effectively     Monitoring of      Cognizance among        Quality of the        Pending
             Vulnerability Index            monitoring                vulnerability of   agencies and plan       plan, strategies      No progress was made in this area.
             Framework and Plan             vulnerability             the territory      of activities to be     and activities.
                                            assessed in the           commenced.         implemented for
                                            context of a Small                           monitoring and          Level of accuracy
                                            Island Developing                            information             of data collected
                                            State (SIDS)                                 exchange
                                                                                                                  Acceptance by
                                                                                                                 Mitigation Task
                                                                                                                 Force
10    1.3    Implementation and             A built environment       Improved           4 SB courses            Quality of            Completed
             monitoring of Safer Building   more resilient to         capabilities of    conducted through       teaching material     All activities under this area progressed
             Programme                      natural hazards           implementing       HLSCC                   and instructors.      according to plan. Four sessions of the Safer
                                            through increase in       agencies to                                                      Building Programme, Level 1 and one course
                                            capacity &                regulate           Registration of         Level of              offering for Level 2 were completed.


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                                          awareness of            maintain and        contractors using the   effectiveness of
                                          contractors &           disseminate         database from SB        training and        A paper was revised and resubmitted to the
                                          labourers.              Safer Building      course completion.      linkage             Governor for approval of the linkage mechanism
                                                                  activities.                                 mechanism           and implementation by the Trade & Investment
                                                                                      Approval of linkage                         Promotions Department.
                                                                                      mechanism by ExCo       Number of
                                                                                      and level of            contractors         Over 60 contractors and heavy equipment
                                                                                      implementation by       registered          operators were trained in the Basics of BVI
                                                                                      TIPD                                        Geology & Hazard Impacts, Site Configuration,
                                                                                                                                  Cutting Sites and Foundations and Gradients and
                                                                                                                                  Cross Sections.
                                                                                                                                  Pending
                                                                                                                                  Survey of effectiveness of the training;
                                                                                                                                  implementation of the database; and a new
                                                                                                                                  requirement for the contractors under the Trade
                                                                                                                                  Department
11    1.2    Insurance and Banking        Cost of rebuilding      Increase in         Development of a        Quality and         Pending
             Sector Risk Reduction        and recovery            institutional       scheme which            approval of the     No progress was made in this area.
             Scheme for residential       shared after disaster   capacity in         provides rewards for    scheme by EXCO
             properties.                  impact.                 dealing             residential             and agreement
                                                                  proactively to      homeowners who          by banks and
                                                                  mitigate against    have invested in risk   insurance
                                                                  hazards for         reduction measures      companies on
                                                                  residential         in home                 implementation of
                                                                  homeowners          construction.           initiatives.
                                                                  through the
                                                                  banking and
                                                                  insurance sector.
12    1.2    Sustainability               A business              Increased           Development of a        Quality and         Pending
             Loans/Incentive Scheme       environment which       government          scheme which            approval of the     No progress was made in this area.
             Development                  operates efficiently    recognition and     rewards businesses      loans and
                                          without damaging        dissemination of    for investing in        incentive scheme
                                          the natural             the scheme to       sustainable             by FSC
                                          environment.            the business        development
                                                                  community           practices as well as
                                                                                      a business sector
                                                                                      sensitized to
                                                                                      sustainability issues
13    1.1    Review Mitigation            Enhanced risk           Increased           Review document         Accuracy of         Completed
             Development Planning         reduction               commitment          developed for public    updated             The review was initiated, and the initial findings
             Framework                                            and                 agency awareness        framework in        concluded that the structure of the framework
                                                                  implementation      of the Mitigation       context of the      needs improvement, directly related to the
                                                                  of activities in    Framework of            timelines           working component of the Mitigation Task Force.
                                                                  the framework.      activities and their    approved by the     Attended meetings regarding the development
                                                                                      function in the         Mitigation Task     and revision of environmental legislation.
                                                                                      implementation of       Force               Scrub Island
                                                                                      risk reduction.                             Attended meetings with respect to the Scrub


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                                                                                                                                      Island development project and guided the
                                                                                                                                      development of the Disaster Contingency Plan
                                                                                                                                      for the construction phase of the project.
                                                                                                                                      Beef Island Project
                                                                                                                                      Attended development meeting for Beef Island
                                                                                                                                      hotel/villa and golf course project and gave
                                                                                                                                      input to its development.
                                                                                                                                      Pending
                                                                                                                                      Review of the Mitigation Development Planning
                                                                                                                                      Framework by the Mitigation Task Force as well as
                                                                                                                                      the Working Groups and incorporation into the
                                                                                                                                      overall CDM strategy.
14    1.1    Cost Benefit Analysis of      BVI is able to         Increased            Cost Benefit Analysis    Accuracy and          Pending
             Capital Mitigation Projects   recognize the          awareness of the     document                 quality of the        No progress was made in this area.
                                           importance of          public agencies      developed to             analysis in the
                                           Mitigation projects    by an analysis of    encourage greater        justification of
                                           in the reduction of    the costs            support and              projects
                                           risk                   (intangible and      collaboration for        implemented.
                                                                  tangible) and        mitigation projects in
                                                                  benefits of          the future and
                                                                  mitigation           information
                                                                  projects.            exchange between
                                                                                       agencies.
15    2.3    Data Acquisition, mapping     Lessening in loss of   Improved             An effective             Quality of the plan   Pending
             and management                life as the public     capability of        evacuation strategy      and tested            No progress was made in this area.
             (Evacuation/                  can safely             residential          and plan for a           evacuation
             Escape Maps)                  evacuate from the      evacuation and       tsunami                  strategies
                                           tsunami hazard         response agency
                                                                  procedures for
                                                                  tsunamis
16    1.4    COG Plan Development          A BVI Government       Increased            An effective             Quality of the plan   Pending
                                           service capable of     capacity of          continuity of            and acceptance        The Plan needs to be finalized in-house and
                                           continuing services    Government           operations plan for      and approval of       presented in the form of national consultation
                                           after the impact of    agencies to          government               plan by Recovery      meetings attended by all public agencies.
                                           a disaster             operate in post      agencies.                Task Force
                                                                  disaster
                                                                  conditions.

17    1.1    Environmental Impact          Revision of            Timely revision of   Completed review         Number of EIAs        Completed
             Assessments                   Environmental          EIA documents        of EIA documents         reviewed and the      Reviewed Environmental Impact Assessments
                                           Impact Assessment      and provision of     submitted and            quality of the        and provided input for the following projects:
                                           Documents              comments to          provision of             comments                  o   Dock Extension and Construction – Fort
                                           submitted to the       Director.            comments to              provided to the               Burt
                                           Department                                  Director.                Director.                 o   Lobster Project-Pockwood Pond
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                                                               COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
                                           Goal: Communities Capable of Securing and Sustaining Themselves During Disaster Situations

ID    CDM        PROJECT/      IMPACT                              OUTCOMES                      OUTPUTS               PERFORMANCE                    ACTUAL OUTCOMES
        IR       ACTIVITY                                                                                                INDICATORS
1    IR 2.3   Caribbean        Joint cooperation          Improved relations between      Completed                Number of CRRT           COMPLETED
              Regional         between US/BVI             BVI/USVI by way of              Joint Response           meetings, workshops      Participated in the CRRT meeting
              Response Team    regarding Oil-spills and   establishment of the Joint      Guide and                and training sessions    (May 16-19) and presented on the BVI
              (CRRT)           other inter-territory      Response Guide for Oil Spill     updated National        attended and the         HazMat incidents since the last CRRT
              Membership       HAZMAT training, and       Response and updated Local      Oil Spill Plan.          quality of the revised   (2005) and attended the Incident
                               cooperation                Oil Spill Plan.                 Joint training in        National Oil Spill and   Command for Executives training
                                                                                          Oil Spill / HAZMAT       Regional Response        given by the USCG which took place
                                                                                          Response.                Plan (Joint Response     after the meeting.
                                                                                                                   Guide)
                                                                                                                                            Attended the CRRT Meeting (Oct. 31
                                                                                                                                            to Nov. 2, 2006) and presented on the
                                                                                                                                            BVI‟s Oil Spill and Hazardous
                                                                                                                                            Substances Events January to October
                                                                                                                                            2006. Report from CRRT Meeting
                                                                                                                                            completed and submitted.


                                                                                                                                            The completed US/BVI Joint Response
                                                                                                                                            Guide (JRG) was tabled and
                                                                                                                                            accepted by USCG/CRRT. Further to
                                                                                                                                            the tabling of the JRG at the CRRT, the
                                                                                                                                            document was reviewed by the BVI
                                                                                                                                            MPAG and a correspondence was
                                                                                                                                            forwarded from the USA to the BVI to
                                                                                                                                            officiate the document. The National
                                                                                                                                            Oil Spill plan was updated to include
                                                                                                                                            the JRG and forwarded to the MPAG
                                                                                                                                            for review and comment.

                                                                                                                                            PENDING
                                                                                                                                            A response is pending from DG‟s
                                                                                                                                            Office on Joint Response Guide.

                                                                                                                                            A visit from the USCG Gulf Strike Force
                                                                                                                                            Team is outstanding to review the
                                                                                                                                            terms of compensation as per the
                                                                                                                                            Joint Response Guide and the MOA,
                                                                                                                                            and also to determine loading and
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2   IR 2.1   Hazard              Operational Disaster     Improved operational               Review of the                Quality of review /        COMPLETED
             Inspector           Hazard Inspectors        procedures for Disaster Hazard     Operations and               report of HI               The DM Act 2003 was reviewed with
             Training and        guided by functional     Inspectors                         Legislation of the           Programme and the          respect to the HI Programme and
             Legislation         legislation                                                 Hazard Inspector             level of satisfaction of   comments / recommendations were
             Review                                                                          programme and                the review by Hazard       sent to the AG Chambers regarding
                                                                                             update Section 13 of         Inspectors                 the requirement of Regulations to
                                                                                             the DM Act 2003                                         accompany the DM Act 2003.
                                                                                                                                                     PENDING
                                                                                                                                                     Draft regulations for this component of
                                                                                                                                                     the Act.
3   IR 2.3   School Fire and     Improved capabilities    Fire safety awareness at all       Fire Extinguishers           Number of Schools          COMPLETED
             Safety              of all Gov‟t Primary     Primary Schools and installation   Installed in all Primary &   outfitted with Fire        After receiving the school list from the
             Programme           Schools to fire safety   of fire extinguishers              Secondary Schools and        Extinguishers and          MOE , all schools were contacted for
                                                                                             a training/maint. plan       quality of the             their population numbers.
                                                                                             with BVIF&R Services         Maintenance /
                                                                                             developed                    Training Plan              The BVI F&RS carried out fire safety
                                                                                                                                                     inspections and a report was
                                                                                                                                                     submitted with respect to new fire
                                                                                                                                                     extinguishers required, and those
                                                                                                                                                     needing recharging.

                                                                                                                                                     Information was compiled, quotations
                                                                                                                                                     obtained, and a budget prepared
                                                                                                                                                     and tabled at a joint private/public
                                                                                                                                                     sector agency meeting (BVI F&R,
                                                                                                                                                     DDM, Travel Plan).
                                                                                                                                                     Correspondences were sent to 75
                                                                                                                                                     agencies to garner support and
                                                                                                                                                     monetary donations received from 5
                                                                                                                                                     agencies thus far.

                                                                                                                                                     With the money received, 24 Fire
                                                                                                                                                     Extinguishers were ordered and a
                                                                                                                                                     donation of 2 x 25-person Fist Aid Kits
                                                                                                                                                     and 2 x 10Lb Fire Extinguishers were
                                                                                                                                                     made to Lenora Deville Primary School
                                                                                                                                                     during the IDDR Day Presentations.
                                                                                                                                                     PENDING
                                                                                                                                                     The presentation and installation of fire
                                                                                                                                                     extinguishers and subsequent training
                                                                                                                                                     in their usage is to be completed for all
                                                                                                                                                     schools.
4   IR 2.3   Provide             National Welfare &       A National Welfare & Relief        Revised Plan using the       The quality of the         COMPLETED
             Technical           Relief distribution      Distribution Sub-Committee         MIRP and testing the         revised Plan and the       Attended W&RDSC meeting in
             support to the      system that serves the   that is aware of the guidelines    Plan                         level and effectiveness    February.
             Welfare & Relief    BVI community during     of the Plan and is able to                                      of the testing             Arranged and facilitated the CDERA
             Distribution Sub-   disaster times           implement them                                                                             Model Integrated Relief Project (MIRP)


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             Committee                                                                                                                         consultation workshop (February) and
                                                                                                                                               drafted Welfare Policy.

                                                                                                                                               The BVI Welfare Plan was identified as
                                                                                                                                               a model plan and used during the
                                                                                                                                               MIRP consultations for CDERA
                                                                                                                                               participating states.
                                                                                                                                               PENDING
                                                                                                                                               Policy review by Welfare Sub-
                                                                                                                                               Committee before sending to
                                                                                                                                               ExCouncil.
5   IR 2.3   Mass Gathering    Safer National Events    More effective coordinated       Coordinated Mass            Quality and number of     COMPLETED
             Planning          involving mass           disaster plans (Mass Gathering   Gathering Plans for the     Mass Gathering Plans      Compiled the joint-agency Mass
                               gatherings               Plans) for the main National     following events:           developed and the         Gathering Plan for the Cane Garden
                                                        events in the BVI                Emancipation Festival,      level of it‟s             Bay Music Festival which was
                                                                                         Cane Garden Bay             effectiveness             accepted and used by the BVI Tourist
                                                                                         Music Festival, and JVD                               Board and the responding agencies
                                                                                         New Year‟s                                            during the event.
                                                                                         Celebrations.



6   IR 2.1   Reproduction of   Community well           Enhanced awareness in            Improved community          The number of             COMPLETED
             Community         informed of the          community and family disaster    disaster preparedness       handbooks                 A decision was made to have the CP
             Preparedness      appropriate              preparedness                     within the Sister Islands   reproduced and            Handbook placed on DDM‟s web site
             Handbook          preparedness actions                                                                  distributed as well as    to capture a wider audience.
                               to be taken during                                                                    the level of community
                               emergencies or                                                                        awareness
                               disasters.
7   IR 2.1   Community         Disaster resilient       Enhance the basic knowledge      Thirty (30) volunteers in   The quality of CERT       COMPLETED
             Emergency         communities within the   and response capacity of the     VG trained in CERT          training, the number of   CERT Training proposal was compiled
             Response Team     BVI                      BVI community to disaster and    operations                  persons trained, and      and training team (BVIF&RS, VISAR,
             (CERT) Training                            emergency events                                             the effectiveness of      Mental Health, RVIPF, C&FD) formed.
                                                                                                                     the training and          Twenty-four volunteers were trained in
                                                                                                                     trainers.                 CERT on 25-26 Aug at Catholic C/C in
                                                                                                                                               VG. Feedback was positive from the
                                                                                                                                               participants and trainers alike; and a
                                                                                                                                               report was completed.
8   IR 2.1   Zonal Meetings/                                                             Supervised Sister Island    The quality and           COMPLETED
             Coordination                                                                Zonal Communities in        effectiveness of the      CDPs, which were provided to all Sister
                                                                                         the development of          CDPs and the level of     Island Zonal Coordinators, were
                                                                                         their CDPs                  zonal support received    reviewed and a Zonal Committee
                                                                                                                                               meeting was held in June.
                                                                                                                                               PENDING
                                                                                                                                               The implementation of the executive
                                                                                                                                               decision to dissolve the zonal structure
                                                                                                                                               with a view to incorporate zonal
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                                                                                                                                                 Corps.
9    IR 2.2   Disaster          An additional resource    Improved disaster                 Supervised DAC in           The quality of           COMPLETED
              Auxiliary Corps   of disaster response      management capacity of the        their training,             supervision and work     Anniversary function, First Aid and
              Enhancement       personnel trained to      DDM and the BVI community         community activities        plan, the number of      Shelter Management training was
                                assist the DDM                                              and event response          volunteers, and the      completed.
                                                                                                                        level of their
                                                                                                                        commitment               The DAC structure and Handbook was
                                                                                                                                                 revised to include zonal/community
                                                                                                                                                 volunteers and additional duties.

                                                                                                                                                 Five (5) new volunteers joined the
                                                                                                                                                 Corps, increasing the number to 23,
                                                                                                                                                 and new ID Cards were completed for
                                                                                                                                                 those requiring.
10   IR 2.3   Provide           A cooperative effort to   A revised standard for            A revised structure for     An accepted revised      COMPLETED
              Technical         better serve the BVI      compensation to HazMat            compensation during         structure for            An ExCo paper on compensation
              Support to        community during          responders                        HazMat incidents            compensation during      during HazMat incidents was compiled
              Conservation &    HazMat incidents                                            prepared for Executive      HazMat incidents         and forwarded to H.E. Governor for
              Fisheries                                                                     Council.                                             revision and comment. The document
              Department                                                                                                                         was accepted by H.E. Governor,
                                                                                                                                                 tabled at ExCo and new
                                                                                                                                                 compensation rates were authorized
                                                                                                                                                 and since used to pay HazMat
                                                                                                                                                 responders.

11   IR 2.3   Disaster Plan     Improved capabilities     New/ revised / updated            Disaster Contingency        The quality of           COMPLETED
              Review            of all                    Emergency Operation Plan for      Plans for private /public   Private/Public Sector    Social Development Dept
                                agencies/departments      private/public sector             sector                      Disaster Contingency     Attended a meeting to review the
                                during emergency/         agencies/                         agencies/departments        Plans                    Social Dev. Departmental DM Plan
                                disaster times            departments                       that meet the                                        and guided the development of Plan
                                                                                            standards/requirements                               in line with the Public /Private Sector
                                                                                            of the NDP                                           Contingency Plan template.
                                                                                                                                                 TBL Airport Plan
                                                                                                                                                 Guided the BVI Airport Authority
                                                                                                                                                 Emergency Plan
                                                                                                                                                 revision/development.
                                                                                                                                                 PENDING
                                                                                                                                                 Completed Social Development Plan
                                                                                                                                                 to be forwarded to DDM for final
                                                                                                                                                 revision.
12   IR 2.1   Community         Community well            Enhanced awareness of             Improved community          Number of                COMPLETED
              Presentations     informed of the           disaster s and its preparedness   disaster preparedness       presentations given to   Community Disaster Preparedness
                                appropriate               within the community              within the BVI              community groups         presentations given to the Rotary Club,
                                preparedness actions                                                                    and their                the Rotaract Club, Anegada
                                to be taken during                                                                      understanding of the     community members, and at the
                                emergencies or                                                                          topics                   HLSCC Health & Safety Expo.
                                disasters


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13   IR 2.2   US FBI Joint       Joint cooperation        Improved relations between       Completed                  Number of persons         COMPLETED
              Terrorism Task     between US/BVI           BVI/US by way of training and    Training at the FBI JTTF   from the BVI advise of    Liaison established between the BVI
              Force              regarding Weapons of     capacity/relationship building   Joint Training             and attending the         and the US FBI to provide training for
              cooperation        Mass Destruction         with regard to WMD response      Conference                 training                  32 persons, representing 11
                                 (WMD)response                                                                                                  agencies/departments.
14   IR 2.2   Post Impact        Capacity building        Enhanced awareness of Post       Completed Post             Completion of training    COMPLETED
              Operations         between the BVI,         Disaster Impact Operations by    Impact Operations          and submission and        Compiled and delivered presentations
              Training (Turks    CDERA, and the TCI       the TCI Disaster Management      workshop in the TCI        adoption of report by     to the TCI Disaster Management team
              and Caicos)                                 Team                                                        CDERA                     on Post Impact Operations. Report
                                                                                                                                                compiled and submitted to CDERA.
15   IR 2.3   BVI National       Capacity building        BVI NPT Regulations completed    BVI NPT Regulations        Attend consultation       COMPLETED
              Parks Trust        between the BVI NPT                                       developed with             meeting and give          Participated in BVI‟s National Parks
              Legislation        and the DDM                                               Disaster Management        input to the process to   Trust Legislation Review and
              Review                                                                       concerns included          ensure Regulations        Regulation designed with respect to
                                                                                                                      also include disaster     disaster management policies and
                                                                                                                      management                concerns, especially as it relates to
                                                                                                                      concerns                  marine shelters/sheltering.
16   IR 2.2   BVI National       Capacity building        NICTC aware of the BVI           Improved response to       Completed                 COMPLETED
              Hazmat Plan        between the National     HazMat Plan activation and       HazMat incidents as        preparation and           Compiled and delivered a
              Presentation to    Intelligence             responder roles                  per Plan                   presentation of           presentation on the BVI National
              National           Coordinating & Tasking                                                               HazMat Plan to NCTC.      HazMat Plan requirements to the
              Intelligence       Committee (NICTC)                                                                    Their understanding of    National Intelligence Committee &
              Coordinating &     and the DDM                                                                          the Plan.                 Tasking Committee. Feedback from
              Tasking                                                                                                                           the committee suggested that they
              Committee                                                                                                                         now have a better understanding of
                                                                                                                                                the Plan activation and responder
                                                                                                                                                roles / duties.
17   IR 2.2   BVI Disaster       Capacity building        An informed UK All-Party         Design/prepare/            Completed                 COMPLETED
              Management         between the BVI Gov‟t    delegation to the BVI Disaster   deliver Disaster           presentation and          Compiled and delivered presentation
              capacity           and the UK All-Party     Management Capacity and          Management                 feedback from the UK      on the BVI disaster management
              presentation to    Representatives          required needs.                  Capacity and               All-Party                 capacity to the visiting UK All-Party
              UK                                                                           requirements               Representatives           Parliamentary representatives.
              Parliamentary                                                                presentation                                         Feedback on the presentation was
              representatives                                                                                                                   positive from the facilitators (the
                                                                                                                                                Financial Services Commission).

20   IR 2.3   Community          Community disaster       Community disaster recovery      Revision and               Confirmation and          COMPLETED
              Disaster           recovery needs met       needs satisfied and community    confirmation of claims     validation of claims      Reviewed and followed-up with
              Assistance                                  able to return to „normalcy‟     for submission to          and submission of         claimants of the 2006 flood event, and
                                                          quickly                          Finance Committee          recommendations for       submitted recommendations to
                                                                                                                      payment to Director,      Disaster Fund Committee.
                                                                                                                      DDM.
21   IR 2.3   Shelter Retrofit   Emergency Shelters       Refurbished/retrofitted          Completed retrofit         Quality of the shelter    COMPLETED
              and                that are available for   emergency shelters with          /maintenance               retrofit completed and    Retrofit report compiled and included
              Maintenance        use, habitable and       improved health and structural   of EE/LL Ch of God of      report submitted. The     in DDM‟s Annual Report. Retrofit of the
                                 capable of               standards that are available     Prophecy Hall              level of accuracy of      EE/LL COGOP completed.
                                 withstanding specified   for use by the BVI community                                report.                   PENDING


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                               hazards                                                 Retrofit Report to be                              Long Trench Generator Housing
                                                                                       included in Annual                                 awaiting the vetting of plans by the
                                                                                       Report                                             PWD and funding for the construction
                                                                                                                                          of the Housing Unit to be sought from
                                                                                                                                          the MOH through the Social
                                                                                                                                          Development Department.
22   IR 2.3   Shelter                                                                  Public Health and       Number of buildings        COMPLETED
              Inspections                                                              Structural Inspection   completed and the          Public Health Inspections completed
              /Agreements                                                              Report compiled and     level of collaboration     by the Environmental Health Unit for all
                                                                                       greater collaboration   and the quality of         32 emergency shelters and reports
                                                                                       achieved between BVI    inspections.               submitted to DDM.
                                                                                       Gov‟t and shelter                                  PENDING
                                                                                       representatives                                    Agreement for the use of the Emile
                                                                                                                                          Dunlop C/Centre (Anegada) to be
                                                                                                                                          signed.


23   IR 2.3   Shelter          Improved capacity       A cadre of shelter managers     A trained cadre of 35   Number of persons          COMPLETED
              Management       amongst shelter         available to be deployed        volunteers in           trained, capacity of       Shelter Management training given to
              Training         managers                when required                   Emergency Shelter       the trainer and the        7 community members in Anegada,
                                                                                       Management and a        level of commitment of     the BVI Red Cross, and the Disaster
                                                                                       revised National        shelter managers.          Auxiliary Corps.
                                                                                       Contact List
24   IR 2.2   Marine Shelter   Properly managed        Enhanced marine shelter         An agreement for use    The quality and level of   COMPLETED
              Agreement        and maintained          system and joint cooperation    of Paraquita Bay as a   Agreement and              Meetings were held with all parties
                               Marine Shelters         between the BVI Gov‟t and       Marine Shelter          cooperation between        and arrangements for use of the
                                                       marine private sector                                   BVI Gov‟t and Marine       Paraquita Bay Lagoon were defined.
                                                       operations                                              Association of the BVI
                                                                                                                                          The MOU between the BVI Gov‟t and
                                                                                                                                          the BVI Marine Association was
                                                                                                                                          drafted, with the aid of AG Chambers,
                                                                                                                                          and forwarded to the MPAG for
                                                                                                                                          review and comment. Comments
                                                                                                                                          received from the BVI Marine
                                                                                                                                          Administration / Marine Services were
                                                                                                                                          noted.

                                                                                                                                          The 2006 Marine Shelter List was
                                                                                                                                          obtained from BVI Marine
                                                                                                                                          Administration/Marine Services and
                                                                                                                                          made public.
                                                                                                                                          PENDING
                                                                                                                                          Awaiting comments from the MPAG
                                                                                                                                          members on the MOU.
25   IR 2.3   Generator        Contribution aimed      Enhanced conditions at          Maintenance of all      Ensure the timely          COMPLETED
              Procurement,     towards improved        emergency shelters and EOC      emergency generators    completion of              The service/maintenance agreement



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              Installation and   habitable conditions at   by way of emergency power       as per PAFCE‟s            generator servicing      for the permanent and portable
              Maintenance        emergency shelters        availability                    Agreement and the         and the recording of     generators was completed.
                                 during emergencies                                        installation of a new     all requirements.
                                 and disasters                                             plant at DDM and Long                              The new 50 KVA generator with
                                                                                           Trench C/Centre                                    automatic sound attenuation system
                                                                                                                     The quality of the       was received and successfully
                                                                                                                     generator with respect   installed; capital works facilitated the
                                                                                                                     to the specifications    financing for this project.
                                                                                                                     required.


26   IR 2.3   Warehouse and      An Emergency              Enhanced capacity of the        Warehouse                 Number of persons        COMPLETED
              Shelter            Warehousing and           National Supply Management      Management training       trained, capacity of     SUMA team invited to attend the
              Inventory          Supply Management         Team and Warehousing            and procedures, SUMA      the trainer and the      CDERA Warehouse Management
              Management /       system that meets the     system.                         training and insurance    level of commitment of   Workshop on February 9th at which (15)
              Warehouse and      needs of the BVI                                          coverage                  SUMA team.               team members were trained.
              SUMA Training      community
                                                                                                                                              A SUMA team member was selected
                                                                                                                                              to, and attended new s/ware training
                                                                                                                                              in LSS in Jamaica.

                                                                                                                                              Training in the new LSS Software was
                                                                                                                                              completed for 4 local SUMA team
                                                                                                                                              members on 26-27 October.

                                                                                                                                              Warehouse Inventory/stock checks,
                                                                                                                                              cleaning and sorting completed.
                                                                                                                                              Insurance also purchased for
                                                                                                                                              warehouse contents.


                                                                                PUBLIC INFORMATION & EDUCATION
                                                           Goal: Public Informed, Educated, and Trained in Disaster Management
ID    CDM         PROJECT/           IMPACT          OUTCOMES                  OUTPUT               PERFORMANCE                                ACTUAL OUTCOMES
        IR        ACTIVITY                                                                            INDICATOR
1    2.2      Brochure           A population    Increased            Hurricane                  Number and         Completed
              Production         educated        knowledge about preparedness                    quality of         1000 oil spill brochures were designed and printed
                                 about the       hazards that         brochures produced         brochures          Omitted
                                 impacts of      affect the BVI       and oil disposal           produced           DDM received hurricane brochures from CDERA as a result of being
                                 hazards                              brochures produced                            a pilot state for the CHAMP Project and therefore it was omitted
                                                                                                                    from the work plan.




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2           IDDR Day                         Public educated      IDDR Day activities     Level of            Completed
            Promotion                        on the 2006          executed                effectiveness of    To celebrate IDDR Day the Governor delivered a message at
                                             established                                  the activities      Leonora Delville Primary School, the message was also printed in
                                             theme for IDDR                                                   local newspapers. Three IDDR radio ads was produced and aired
                                             Day                                          Number of           along with an edition of DDM radio and Focus. School activities
                                                                                          activities          were conducted at Bregado Flax, Leonora Delville, Ivan Dawson,
                                                                                          completed           and Willard Wheatley Primary School based on the theme “Disaster
                                                                                                              Risk Reduction Begins At School”.
3           Public Service                   Public service       PSDP activities         Number of staff     Completed
            Week                             informed and         executed                participating in    Three members of staff participated in various activities held during
            Participation                    education about                              activities          Public Service Week. The Department was nominated to represent
                                             the work of the                                                  Team „B‟ during open house activities.
                                             DDM                                          Quality of
                                                                                          information
                                                                                          provided

4           Tsunami Signage                  Educated             Draft Tsunami warning   Quality of design   Completed
                                             community on         sign designed           produced            A draft tsunami sign was submitted to the Director after consultation
                                             Tsunami                                                          with a representative from the Puerto Rico Seismic Network on its
                                             vulnerable areas                                                 design.
                                             in the BVI
                                                                                                              A meeting was held with the Town & Country Planning department
                                                                                                              to determine where the signs should be placed. Thirty-six locations
                                                                                                              throughout the BVI were identified.
                                                                                                              Pending
                                                                                                              The completion of a proposal to fund the cost of the signage and to
                                                                                                              verify placement of signs in accordance with the tsunami
                                                                                                              inundation maps to be developed for the BVI.
5           Earthquake                       Secondary school     Completed               Number and          Pending
            Handbook                         population more      earthquake              quality of          The approved content and production of the handbook.
                                             educated about       handbooks               handbooks
                                             the effects of                               produced
                                             earthquakes and
                                             their impacts
6           Disaster Digest                  Public aware of      Pictorial               Number of           Pending:
            Magazine                         the history of the   documentation of        Magazines           The approved content and production of the Disaster Digest
            A Chronology of                  impact of            hazard impact in the    Produced            Magazine.
            Hazard Impact                    hazards the BVI      BVI                     Quality of
                                             sustained                                    magazines
                                                                                          produced
7   2.3     National Survey    Effective     Effectiveness and    Survey instrument       Quality of          Completed
                               means of      reach of the         completed and           information         A survey tool was designed and disseminated throughout the BVI
                               informing     Public               implemented to          obtained            community. 300 Survey samples were taken from Tortola, Virgin
                               and           Information and      capture data for                            Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke.
                               educating     Education            analysis                Number of           Pending
                               the public    Programme                                    surveys             The analysis of the survey and presentation of results to the NDMC.
                                             determined and                               administered


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                                               areas for
                                               improvement
                                               identified

8           Media              Population      Hazard               Completed media         Number of TV        Completed
            Production         informed        awareness            production to inform    programs            A new FOCUS introduction was designed and used beginning in the
                               about the       increased            the public on various   produced            month of September. Twelve editions of Focus, 6 editions of DDM
                               effects of                           hazards                                     radio, 24 radio commercials and 16 TV commercials were produced
                               hazards and                                                  Number of DDM       throughout the year and aired.
                               what can be                                                  radio produced
                               done to                                                      Accuracy of
                               mitigate                                                     broadcast
                               against their                                                schedule
                               effects                                                      Quality of
                                                                                            programming
9           Website Upkeep                     Easy accessibility   Updated and             Number of           Completed
            & Maintenance                      of updated           maintained website      website updates     The website was updated 122 times and there were 5,132 hits. An
                                               information via                                                  emergency page was added to the Department‟s website on June
                                               the internet                                 Level of            30th. The emergency page was activated when Tropical Storm Chris
                                               during normal                                effectiveness of    threatened the BVI on August 1st & 2nd, during that month there
                                               and emergency                                the website         were 1,342 hits to the website.
                                               times
                                                                                            Number of hits to   Based on the detailed statistics received for the website, it has
                                                                                            the website         proven to be a very effective means of information dissemination.
                                                                                                                Materials such as publications, MOU‟s, reports, etc were added to
                                                                                                                the website to facilitate easy access of information for the
                                                                                                                community.
10          Hazard                             Public informed      Completed               Level of            Completed
            Campaigns                          about the various    scheduled campaign      effectiveness of    Hurricane campaign
                                               hydro-               activities              the campaign        During the month of June a hurricane awareness campaign was
                                               metrological and                             activities          executed. Activities carried out included the dissemination of
                                               geological           Primary School                              information through the mass media, a message from the Governor,
                                               hazards              Workbook Converted      Number of           and senior citizen community center visits. Two presentations were
                                                                    to Interactive DVD      campaign            also made at the Breeze Way as a part of HR‟s Lunch & Learn
                                                                                            activities          initiative.
                                                                                            executed
                                                                                                                Earthquake & Tsunami Campaign
                                                                                                                The Earthquake & Tsunami Campaign was executed from 14th
                                                                                                                August to 15th September. Information was disseminated through
                                                                                                                the mass media to educate the public regarding these hazards.

                                                                                                                Waste Oil Campaign
                                                                                                                A waste oil campaign was carried out after the increase in waste oil
                                                                                                                spills that occurred in the BVI during the year. The DDM
                                                                                                                collaborated with Conservation & Fisheries to disseminate
                                                                                                                information through the mass media. Waste oil brochures were also
                                                                                                                designed and produced.


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11    2.1     Inventory and                      Equipment and        Completed monthly         Number of            Completed
              Maintenance                        supplies available   inventory and             monthly              During 2006 four inventories were created and maintained, which
                                                 and in good          maintenance               maintenance          included a list of CD‟s, VHS/DVD/Hi8/Mini-DV Tapes/software and
                                                                      schedule                  carried out          video equipment.

                                                                                                Level of
                                                                                                satisfaction with
                                                                                                and accuracy of
                                                                                                inventory

                                                                                     TRAINING & RESEARCH
                                            Goal: Public and NDO Members Informed, Educated and Trained in Disaster Management Issues
ID    CDM         PROJECT/      IMPACT                             OUTCOMES                      OUTPUTS            PERFORMANCE                         ACTUAL OUTCOMES
        IR        ACTIVITY                                                                                            INDICATORS
1    2.2     Training and       NDO Members able          More effective way of            Continuity and      Number of training        Pending:
             Meeting            to effectively           providing training in DM          Recovery Planning   courses                   Only one company responded to the promotion
             Coordination       respond to                                                 for Business Sector Conducted: Level of       launched for lectures to be offered to the private
                                emergencies and          Improved capabilities of          - eight (8) private effectiveness of training sector in Business Continuity and Recovery
                                disaster related         critical agencies within the      sector companies                              Planning. There is a need to continue to appeal
                                issues                   NDO                               offered 1 hr                                  to the private sector to increase their level of
                                                                                           lectures                                      preparedness.
                                                         Improved way of testing
                                                         plans and procedures for
                                                         effectiveness
                                                                                        SAR Land & Sea                                  Completed:
                                                                                       Training                                         Two S&R Training sessions were organized and
                                                                                                                                        executed; training was geared at forming a
                                                                                                                                        national S&R Response Team.

                                                                                       Oil Spill & HazMat                               Pending:
                                                                                       Training -                                       No Oil Spill or HazMat Training was completed.
                                                                                       intermediate level                               An executive decision was made to postpone
                                                                                                                                        this item pending the completion of the National
                                                                                                                                        Oil Spill Response Plan

                                                                                       Debris                                           Pending
                                                                                       Management*                                      Identification of training material and instructors
                                                                                                                                        to address management of debris from hazards
                                                                                                                                        that can affect the BVI.

                                                                                       Management of                                    Completed:
                                                                                       Dead Bodies                                      Successfully facilitated 40 plus participants at this
                                                                                       Workshop                                         regional workshop held in the BVI.
                                                                                                                                        Pending:
                                                                                                                                         A Mass Fatality Plan for the BVI based on the
                                                                                                                                        PAHO guidelines.



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                                                                                       Emergency Care                                    Completed:
                                                                                       and Treatment                                     Two Training sessions of ECAT were planed and
                                                                                                                                         executed. Participants were successful in
                                                                                                                                         receiving PAHO-certified ECAT certificates.

                                                                                       7. Airport            Level of effectiveness of   Completed:
                                                                                       Simulation            test                         BVIAA with assistance from the DDM successfully
                                                                                       Emergency Plan                                    executed the 2006 Airport Simulation Exercise.
                                                                                       Tested and                                        The Exercise effectively tested the responding
                                                                                       framework                                         agencies for timing, communication and
                                                                                       developed for a                                   medical triage.
                                                                                       grading tool to be    Level of detail of
                                                                                       used during           Simulation report           The Terms of Reference for an exercise grading
                                                                                       simulation exercise                               tool was developed and submitted to PAHO
                                                                                       to asses the                                      . Pending
                                                                                       performance of                                    The final report on the exercise is to be
                                                                                       emergency             Level of effectiveness of   completed by the BVIAA .
                                                                                       responders.           grading tool
                                                                                                                                         Discussion with PAHO to develop the exercise
                                                                                                                                         grading tool is outstanding.

                                                        Training Schedules             Training Schedule     Accuracy of database        Completed:
                                                        established as a way to        Established           Developed                   The Training Schedule has been updated for the
                                                        better determine training                                                        year to include local regional and international
                                                        needs                                                                            workshops, meetings and conferences.

2   2.3         Disaster           Improve              Increased awareness of         Periodical            Number of database           Completed:
                Management         effectiveness of     persons trained and            Updating of           fields completed             Training Database has been updated to date
                Research           planning and         identification of additional   Training Database                                  to include training done in 2005 and 2006.
                                   decision making      training needs.                                      Number of persons            There are 90 data files to date. Only persons
                                   process and                                                               accessing information        within the DDM can access this information.
                                   procedures           Improved access and                                  and level of satisfaction
                                                        awareness of DM resources
                                                        available locally.
                                                        Knowledge of the recourse      Periodical            Number of agencies           Completed:
                                                        capability of the territory    updating and          providing detailed            Nine agencies provided information which was
                                                        enhanced                       Maintenance of        responses                    sorted in the NRI database. It has been
                                                                                       National Resource     Number of database           updated for the year with the new information
                                                                                       Inventory             fields completed             submitted. The NRI now includes 173 fields of
                                                                                       database                                           information.

                                                        More effective use of DM       An organized &        Number of database           Completed:
                                                        resources                      Updated DDM           fields completed              This is an ongoing process; however, the
                                                                                       documentation         Number of persons able       Documentation Centre has been updated for
                                                                                       centre                to access resources.         2006 and at present 2,047 data fields or files are
                                                                                                                                          included.
                                                                                                                                          Pending:


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                                                                                                                                           At present only persons within the DDM can
                                                                                                                                           assess the information directly; there is a need
                                                                                                                                           to provide data online for access by other
                                                                                                                                           agencies.

                                                        Capabilities of critical         Development of a     Number of Audits             Completed:
                                                        agencies in the NDO              proposal for a       completed                    A proposal for the audit instrument was drafted
                                                        assessed and areas for           general auditing     Level of capacity of         and the instrument itself implemented.
                                                        improvement identified           instrument for       critical agencies            Instruments were sent to all government
                                                                                         Public & Private                                  departments and statutory agencies for
                                                                                         sector disaster                                   completion. At the end of the year 26 out of 64
                                                                                         preparedness                                      audits were returned.
                                                                                                                                           Pending:
                                                                                                                                           An assessment of the completed audits is
                                                                                                                                           required.

                                                        Commitment to DM                 Development of a     Level of satisfaction with   Completed:
                                                        activities strengthened          proposal detailing   awards programme             A revised proposal for the Disaster
                                                                                         the criteria and     proposed                     Management Community Recognition Award
                                                                                         structure for the    Number and quality of        was submitted and approved by the DDM
                                                                                         DM Awards            awards proposed              Director, the proposal contains the criteria by
                                                                                         programme                                         which individuals should be judged and makes
                                                                                                                                           arrangements for 5 awards.
                                                                                                                                           Pending
                                                                                                                                           Execution of the proposal based on available
                                                                                                                                           funding.
                                   Disaster             Knowledge of the response        A Draft the          Level of accuracy of         Completed:
                                   Management           capability of the territory to   National Influenza   material contained in        The DDM has fulfilled its requirement as it relates
                                   capacity             Avian or Pandemic influenza      Pandemic             the plan                     to the development of a NIPP Plan for the BVI.
                                   Strengthen           enhanced                         Preparedness Plan                                 Pending:
                                                                                                                                           The MoH is expected to present the final version
                                                                                                                                           of the plan.

3   2.2         Curriculum         Increased formal     More effective training in       Enhancement of       Quality of proposal and      Completed:
                Development        education in DM      DM offered locally and           formal DM            online test course           DM online programme proposal completed
                                   related topics.      regionally through HLSCC         programme at         developed.                   and funding received from DFID/NEMOT for 12
                                                                                         HLSCC: Proposed                                   scholarships to be awarded to participants from
                                                        Improved capabilities of         format for an                                     CDERA participating states to undertake
                                                        instructors at HLSCC for DM      online DM                                         training in „Introduction to Disaster
                                                        programme management,            programme                                         Management‟ through the HLSCC Online DM
                                                        research and evaluation          completed and                                     programme.
                                                                                         submitted for                                     Pending:
                                                                                         donor                                             Approval of the Scholarship Criteria and
                                                                                         consideration and                                 advertising at the regional level; approval of
                                                                                         pilot course                                      funding for the offering of the entire
                                                                                         formatted for                                     programme online is dependant on support
                                                                                         online application                                from regional donors and HLSCC to implement


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                                                                                                                                      Online Facilities for offering courses.



                                                                                    Records/audit         No. of students             Completed:
                                                                                    indicating the        registered for semester &   Audits were completed for all students enrolled
                                                                                    level of student      No. successfully            in the DM programme at HLSCC and a report
                                                                                    Registration and      completion of courses       submitted to the Training Division.
                                                                                    performance and       for which they registered
                                                                                    list of assigned      Level of accuracy of        Approval was granted to the second local
                                                                                    course instructors    audits & Quality of         cohort enrolled in the DM programme at HLSCC
                                                                                                          training provided by        to pursue the ASc level.
                                                                                                          instructors
                                                                                                                                      Eight students completed the ASc degree in DM
                                                                                                                                      in December, one of which has already
                                                                                                                                      enrolled and is pursuing the BSc level via the
                                                                                                                                      HLSCC/ATU articulation agreement.

                                                                                    Course material       Quality and level of        Completed:
                                                                                    completed (for        satisfaction with course    Mass Casualty Management Course Manual
                                                                                    Mass Causality        material for MCM and SB     was completed and the draft approved by
                                                                                    Management                                        PAHO.

                                                     Improved capabilities of       A comprehensive       Number of institutions      Pending:
                                                     institutions to offer DM       Secondary school      adopting and adapting       The Education Department continues to
                                                     training                       Disaster              the curricula               undertake a review of the curriculum for
                                                                                    Management                                        primary and secondary schools. The DDM has
                                                                                    curriculum            Quality of curricula        submitted the relevant information regarding
                                                                                                                                      incorporation of DM into these curricula and
                                                                                                          Level of capability of      are awaiting final approval by the Education
                                                                                    Assessment of         teachers to administer      Department.
                                                                                    ability of teachers   DM curricula
                                                                                    to administer
                                                                                    secondary school
                                                                                    curricula

                                                                     RESPONSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

                                                  Goal: Maintain a modern, reliable emergency response infrastructure

ID   CDM   ACTIVITY           IMPACT                OUTCOMES             OUTPUTS                 PERFORMANCE            Actual Outcomes
     IR                                                                                          INDICATOR




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1   2.3      Purchase and        A reliable, resilient     More effective       Functional Siren         The number of           COMPLETED
             Installation of 5   outdoor warning           coverage area to     Network                  sirens installed, the   The East End, siren was fully installed and tested during
             new community       system that operates      provide audible                               level of                August with a defined coverage area from the Willard
             sirens              in an efficient           warning messages     The ability to           effectiveness of        Wheatley 'school in the east to the valley area
                                 manner                    to residents         activate an early        the system & the        surrounding the police station in the north and westward
                                                                                warning system on        number of tests         to the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
                                                                                the 5 major islands in   successfully carried
                                                                                the BVI                  out                     The siren installation at the Anegada fire station was
                                                                                                                                 completed during month of November. Testing defined
                                                                                                                                 its coverage area as the entire Settlement.

                                                                                                                                 The Jost Van Dyke Installation was completed on the 4th
                                                                                                                                 of December. Its coverage area was identified as the
                                                                                                                                 entire Great Harbor area during a live test.
                                                                                                                                 PENDING
                                                                                                                                 The Cane Garden Bay and Virgin Gorda installations
                                                                                                                                 started with the planting of poles by the BVIEC. The
                                                                                                                                 actual installation of the siren units is outstanding.




2   2.1      Emergency Alert     A model emergency         Effective coverage   Enhanced EAS             The number of links     COMPLETED
             System              communications            area for early       capability by            installed, the level    The URVC ( ZCCR) link, EAS equipment installation and
                                 network that              warning and          establishing links       of effectiveness of     off air testing were completed at the church during
                                 efficiently facilitates   immediate            between the EOC,         the system and the      September.
                                 the flow of               information          ZCCR and ZVCR            link quality during
                                 information critical to   dissemination to     Radio Stations           testing and             Work took place on the CATV Link during the month of
                                 disaster                  the community                                 activations             October with the line being extended from DDM to
                                 management                                                                                      Cable &Wireless Distribution Point at Butu Mountain.
                                 operations                                                                                      PENDING
                                                                                                                                 ZCCR Telephone line fault to be checked by TSMU.

                                                                                                                                  DDM personnel need access to the Butu Mountain site
                                                                                                                                 to complete the CATV installation and TSMU/C&W need
                                                                                                                                 to finalize the land line installation.

                                                                                                                                 Verification of the line at ZVCR is required and final
                                                                                                                                 approval obtained for the encoder installation by the
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3   2.1      AM & FM             A model emergency         Effective means of   An improved AM &        The level of          COMPLETED
             Broadcast           communications            transmitting         FM transmitter          effectiveness of      The simultaneous linking of the transmitters to the DDM
             Transmitters        network that              information to the   system resulting from   the system            studio was completed in December with the making
             upgrade             efficiently facilitates   BVI community        linking                  ( people             and installation of a customized cable.
                                 the flow of               during an event      simultaneously to       reached), system
                                 information critical to                        the units for dual      channels
                                 disaster                                       broadcasts              availability and
                                 management                                                             quality during
                                 operations                                                             testing and
                                                                                                        activation

4   2.3      EAS character                                 Enhance the          Provide the ability                           PENDING
             generator                                     response capacity    to scroll emergency                           Work to reinstall the main units at CATV is dependant on
             installation                                  of the NEOC to       video and send                                the availability of CATV engineer.
                                                           deliver emergency    audio messages via
                                                           alerts and           the cable system on
                                                           information to the   NBC, ABC, FOX, &
                                                           public in a timely   CBS
                                                           manner




5   2.1      Data FM text                                  Improve the          Proposal established    The number of         COMPLETED
             messaging                                     capacity of the      for sending text        facilities able to    A proposal was developed and included in the 2007
             installation                                  DDM to provide       messages to critical    receive and utilize   budget estimates.
             proposal                                      emergency alerts     facilities,             the emergency         Pending:
                                                           and information to   Better                  alerts and            Budget approval for implementation of this project.
                                                           facilities in the    communication and       information
                                                           safeguard of their   use of networks
                                                           operations




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6       2.1      Informer audio                                Effective tool to      Proposal developed     The number of          COMPLETED
                 alert receivers                               provide warnings       to provide schools     schools receiving      Proposal was developed during the month of June and
                 installation                                  or critical            with the ability       and utilizing the      included in the 2007 budget estimates.
                 proposal                                      information which      receive information    system information     Pending
                                     A model emergency
                                                               may be required        quickly during                                Budget approval for implementation of this project
                                     communications
                                                               during an event        emergency events
                                     network that
                                     efficiently facilitates
                                     the flow of
                                     information critical to
                                     disaster
7       2.3      DDM-VITV Video                                Effective              The capacity to        The level of           PENDING
                                     management
                 link project                                  mechanism to           send real time video   effectiveness of       On March 23rd the DDM wrote to the Radio License Unit
                                     operations
                                                               provide warnings       warnings to the        the link, quality      to reiterate the need for a decision on the request for a
                                                               via video              public                 and availability       TV license to operate terrestrial TV channel 5. To date
                                                                                                                                    the DDM has not received any official feedback on this
                                                                                                                                    project from that unit.

                                                                                                                                    The need for approval of this request has become more
                                                                                                                                    necessary due the uncertainty of the VITV operations
                                                                                                                                    and the fact that an MOU existed with VITV to operate
                                                                                                                                    equipment, purchase by the Government for their use,
                                                                                                                                    to broadcast emergency information using Channel 5 as
                                                                                                                                    the main „Emergency Access Channel‟.
8       2.2      NEOC Radio and      A model emergency         Improved reliability   Radio systems          The number of          COMPLETED
                 antenna system      communications            and capacity of        upgraded               successful tests       The antenna systems for HF and VHF in-house
                 maintenance &       network that              existing systems                              and period of          communications were examined during the month of
                 upgrades            efficiently facilitates   required for                                  continued              June. A number of connectors were replaced on the
                                     the flow of               emergency                                     equipment              roof, the siren activation radio was replaced and the
                                     information critical to   communications                                availability           Amateur station equipment was overhauled.
                                     disaster
                                     management                                                                                     All other equipment remained continuously available
                                     operations in the BVI                                                                          during the year as verified by daily testing.
    9   2.1      Base Radio                                    Reliable vhf radio     VHF radio              The number of          PENDING
                 installations                                 communications         communications         units installed and    VHF Radio equipment was purchased during the third
                                                               capacity between       available at the       the period of          quarter of the year to serve as alternate links with all
                                                               the DDM and all        marine base and        continued              NEBS partners. The installations are outstanding.
                                                               facilities             EAS broadcast          availability as
                                                                                      partners               verified by the
                                                                                                             number of
                                                                                                             successful tests




10      2.3      Weather             Enhanced data             Development of a       The capability to      The availability and   PENDING
                 database            collection systems        more effective         collect and sort the   the quality of data    The Campbell Scientific AWS database is complete
                 expansion           capable of                system to collect      Davis AWS data         for public             however the original programmers relocated and


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                                  providing accurate        and analyze           automatically         dissemination,         attempts to contact them were unsuccessful. No new
                                  information critical to   available weather     according to site     research, planning     programmer has been identified.
                                  planning, decision        data                  using the Winds PC    and decision
                                  making and                                      software              making
                                   research by the
                                  scientific community
11   2.3      AWS system          and management            Enhance the           Enhanced ability to   The availability of    COMPLETED
              expansion           personnel both            reliability of the    collect weather       the systems and        During the second quarter of the year, the Campbell
                                  locally and               weather data          data via the ISU      the quality of the     Scientific weather station at the Agriculture Department
                                  regionally                access links at the   network from the      present weather        communications link was reconfigured and relocated.
                                                            NEOC and at the       AWS platforms         data collected for     Also during this quarter the data logger was replaced
                                                            Agriculture           available at          dissemination          because of a failure in the unit.
                                                            Department            Paraquita Bay and
                                                                                  DDM                                          In September two additional Davis weather stations
                                                                                                                               were ordered to serve as spares.
                                                                                                                               PENDING
                                                                                                                               During the third quarter intermittent faults developed on
                                                                                                                               the communication link at the DDM weather station.
                                                                                                                               Personnel from ISU assisted to correct the fault. It was
                                                                                                                               discovered that the network interface has an
                                                                                                                               intermittent port fault and may need to be replaced.

                                                                                                                               ISU staff also worked with the DDM staff to correct the
                                                                                                                               intermittent link fault at Paraquita Bay but was
                                                                                                                               unsuccessful. That network interface may also have a
                                                                                                                               defect and replacement is being considered.

                                                                                                                               Both AWS units however are fully functional and
                                                                                                                               collecting data.
12   2.2      Maintenance of      Enhanced data             Reliable data         The availability of   The availability and   COMPLETED
              Seismic Station     collection systems        collection            data form the         the quality of data    This project was on going year round and involved a
                                  capable of                capability            station               for public             number of visits to Anegada with PRSN personnel for
                                  providing accurate                                                    dissemination,         maintenance and repair purposes. Grounds upkeep
                                  information critical to                                               research, planning     was completed by Lionel Smith at this site throughout
                                  planning, decision                                                    and decision           the year.
                                  making and                                                            making                 PENDING
                                   research by the                                                                             This station is being considered for an upgrade with the
                                  scientific community                                                                         addition of broadband capabilities which will allow for
                                  and management                                                                               the easy transfer of data if funding becomes available in
                                  personnel both                                                                               2007
                                  locally and
                                  regionally




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13   2.2      Installation of      Systems able to alert    Increased             3 strong motion         Number of Seismic     COMPLETED
              three Strong         and inform               commitment to         sensors installed       sensors and           Three Strong Motion Sensors were installed by the Puerto
              motion Sensor        population of the BVI    communicate           and collecting          platforms installed   Rico Strong Motion Program (PRSMP) in conjunction with
              Platforms            and provide data for     among                 seismic data                                  DDM, ISU, PWD and BVIAA at the Admin Complex, the
                                   decision making,         emergency                                                           DDM and the TB Lettsome International Airport
                                   research and             response agencies                                                   All units have internet access and final installations were
                                   planning purposes        and critical                                                        done on the 16th November 2006.
                                                            services                                                            PENDING
                                                                                                                                The evaluation of the collected data and the addition
                                                                                                                                of another sensor in Virgin Gorda south

                                                                           EMERGENCY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
                                                            Goal: Goal: Modern and Reliable Emergency Response Infrastructure
     ID           CDM IR        ACTIVITY           IMPACT             OUTCOMES                OUTPUTS              PERFORMANCE                             ACTUAL OUTCOMES
                                                                                                                    INDICATOR
1                 2.1       Testing of Siren   Systems able to   Improved              Siren Networks            Number of tests        COMPLETED
                            Net                alert and         capabilities of the   functional                successfully carried   A total of 12 tests were conducted on the Siren
                                               inform            NEOC to provide                                 out and recorded in    Network this year which revealed that 9 were
                                               population of     immediate and                                   log books              successful at Russel Hill, 4 at East End, 1 at
                                               the BVI and       early warning to                                                       Anegada and 1 at Jost Van Dyke. Due to the
                                               provide data      the BVI population                                                     installation of the Anegada , JVD and East End
                                               for decision                                                                             Sirens late in the year, test scores were cumulated
                                               making,                                                                                  from the time of installation.
                                               research and
                                               planning
                                               purposes
2                 2.1       Testing of         Systems able to   Improved              NEBS links functional     Number of tests        COMPLETED
                            National           alert and         capabilities of the   audio and video.          successfully carried   The National Emergency Broadcast System was
                            Emergency          inform            NEOC to provide                                 out and recorded in    tested 12 times for the year. Logs revealed that the
                            Broadcast          population of     immediate and                                   log books              system had 2 tests where the entire encoder
                            System             the BVI and       early warning to                                                       network functioned at once. Analysis of the other
                                               provide data      the BVI population                                                     10 tests conducted revealed that most failures
                                               for decision                                                                             were due to line and power issues.
                                               making,                                                                                   PENDING
                                               research and                                                                             Due to scheduling constraints with the installation
                                               planning                                                                                 of the CATV and ZVCR Radio Station links testing of
                                               purposes                                                                                 these units could not be conducted.




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3          2.1      Testing of AM   Systems able to   Improved              Early warning and      Number of tests        COMPLETED
                    & FM            alert and         capabilities of the   communication          successfully carried   The AM and FM Transmitter were tested 12 times
                    Broadcast       inform            NEOC to provide       networks functional    out and recorded in    this year and all tests were successful. During
                    Systems         population of     immediate and                                log books              testing it was determined that the AM transmitter
                                    the BVI and       early warning to                                                    provided full coverage throughout the BVI and the
                                    provide data      the BVI population                                                  FM Transmitter provided coverage from Road Town
                                    for decision                                                                          to Paraquita Bay.
                                    making,
                                    research and
                                    planning
                                    purposes
4          2.1      Testing of      Systems able to   More effective        Better communication   Number of tests        COMPLETED
                    Satellite       alert and         communication         and use of             successfully carried   All nine (9) Satellite Phones were tested 12 times for
                    Phones          inform            among NEO             telecommunication      out and recorded in    the year, with the exception of the Iridium
                    Equipment       population of     members               networks               log books              handheld provided by CDERA which is only
                                    the BVI and                                                                           activated during the hurricane season. The
                                    provide data                                                                          majority of the tests were deemed to be successful.
                                    for decision
                                    making,                                                                               Due to the high rotation in nurses the North Sound
                                    research and                                                                          Clinic, the satellite phone located in this area
                                    planning                                                                              received the least number of tests. The Ministry of
                                    purposes                                                                              Health was notified of this concern and requested
                                                                                                                          to provide the names of new nurses assigned to
                                                                                                                          the clinic so that the necessary training can be
                                                                                                                          undertaken with them.
5          2.1      Testing of      Systems able to   Increased             Better communication   Level of               COMPLETED
                    Amateur         alert and         commitment to         and use of             effectiveness of       The DDM made contact with CDERA on Frequency
                    Radio           inform            communicate           telecommunication      emergency              7850 Upper Side Band (USB) and 7453.5USB on the
                    Equipment       population of     among                 networks               communication          9th December 2006. The Department was unable to
                                    the BVI and       emergency                                    systems                participate in Region Rap due to scheduling
                                    provide data      response                                                            conflicts. Contacts were also made throughout
                                    for decision                                                   Number of              the year with HAM operators from Anguilla,
                                    making,                                                        successful tests       Montserrat and St. Lucia.
                                    research and                                                   conducted for the
                                    planning                                                       year.
                                    purposes




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6          2.1      Testing of VHF   Systems able to   More effective        Better communication         Level of               COMPLETED
                    Equipment        alert and         communication         and use of                   commitment of          Testing of local VHF equipment was evaluated
                                     inform            among NEO             telecommunication            partners               through the VHF NET. Of the twenty-seven (27)
                                     population of     members               networks                                            Departments/Agencies listed on the VHF Net
                                     the BVI and                                                          Percentage of          Roster, 16 made regular check-ins for the year.
                                     provide data                                                         check-ins made
                                     for decision                                                         and recorded in        Of the 22 Officers assigned VHF Radios listed on the
                                     making,                                                              logs                   net roster, 16 made regular check-ins for the year.
                                     research and
                                     planning                                                             Number or radios
                                     purposes                                                             infield examined
                                                                                                          and verified in good
                                                                                                          condition during
                                                                                                          inspection
7          2.2      Upkeep of        Systems able to   Database              Updated database of          Level of accuracy      COMPLETED
                    Communicati      alert and         capable of            equipment                    recorded in            All purchases made this year have been included
                    ons Inventory    inform            providing                                          database fields        in the inventory listing and were verified.
                                     population of     information for
                                     the BVI and       purchasing and
                                     provide data      procuring of
                                     for decision      equipment
                                     making,
                                     research and
                                     planning
                                     purposes
8          2.1      Emergency        Systems able to   Training capable      Operators capable of         Number of VHF          COMPLETED
                    Communicati      alert and         of providing          operating VHF                Operators trained      Three (3) VHF Radio Operators Courses were held.
                    ons Training     inform            participants with     communications               and recorded in        The first course was held at the Beef Island Fire
                                     population of     entry level           equipment and the            training database      Station from 11-12 July 2006 with fifteen fire officers
                                     the BVI and       understanding of      ability to use entry level                          trained. The final two courses were held at the
                                     provide data      VHF                   communications                                      DDM on the 13-14 July 2006 with morning and
                                     for decision      Communications        procedures                                          evening sessions. The morning session was
                                     making,           and Procedures                                                            dedicated to the DDM for the training of 7
                                     research and                                                                                participants. The evening session was offered to
                                     planning                                                                                    the BVI Red Cross and 15 persons were trained.
                                     purposes
9          2.2      Monitoring of    Systems able to   Improved              Capable of using             Quality and            COMPLETED
                    Weather          alert and         capabilities of the   Weather related              timeliness of          A number of weather service advisories were
                                     inform            NEOC to provide       sources and Data to          Weather Releases,      issued during the hurricane season via fax and the
                                     population of     immediate and         manipulate weather           Weather Advisories     DDM website. DDM staff remained on weather
                                     the BVI and       early warning to      graphs and provide           issued and             watch during the six months of the hurricane
                                     provide data      the BVI population    accurate information         accuracy recorded      season 24/7.
                                     for decision                            pertaining to weather        in logs
                                     making,                                 conditions
                                     research and
                                     planning
                                     purposes


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10          2.2      Data             Systems able to   Database              Updated database of     Level of capacity    COMPLETED
                     Collection and   alert and         capable of            equipment and           for providing data   Weather Information was downloaded from the
                     Data base        inform            providing             weather information     for research,        Weather Stations at the DDM, Paraquita Bay and
                     Mgmt             population of     information for                               planning and         Anegada. Data was retrieved from the Valley and
                                      the BVI and       purchasing and                                decision making      North Sound Station manually. All data was
                                      provide data      procuring of                                                       included in databases.
                                      for decision      equipment
                                      making,                                                                               The DDM took part in a conference call/internet
                                      research and                                                                         demonstration of new hurricane forecasting
                                      planning                                                                             software. This software is being developed to work
                                      purposes                                                                             in conjunction with a Geographical Information
                                                                                                                           System (GIS) database specifically to suit hazard
                                                                                                                           maps of Overseas Territories.

                                                                                                                           The Navy Research Laboratory in Monterey,
                                                                                                                           California visited the DDM on the 15th December
                                                                                                                           2006. This visit was to gather data and information
                                                                                                                           to help conduct a severe weather port study for
                                                                                                                           the BVI similar to that completed for the U.S.V.I.
11          2.2      Monitoring of    Systems able to   Improved              Capable of using        Production of        COMPLETED
                     Weather          alert and         capabilities of the   Weather related         Weather Releases,    This year a number of releases and advisories were
                                      inform            NEOC to provide       sources and Data to     Weather Advisories   produced. Most releases and advisories were
                                      population of     immediate and         manipulate weather      and Press Releases   faxed and emailed to an assortment of
                                      the BVI and       early warning to      graphs and provide                           Government Departments and Agencies. These
                                      provide data      the BVI population    accurate information                         releases as well as weather graphics (credited to
                                      for decision                            pertaining to weather                        NOAA)were used to update the DDM Website.
                                      making,                                 conditions
                                      research and
                                      planning
                                      purposes
12          2.2      Upkeep of        Systems able to   Database              Updated database of     Level of capacity    COMPLETED
                     DDM Weather      alert and         capable of            equipment and           for providing data   Weather Information has been downloaded from
                     Database and     inform            providing             weather information     for research,        the Weather Stations at the DDM. Paraquita Bay
                     Weather          population of     information for                               planning and         and Anegada. Data was retrieved from the Valley
                     station          the BVI and       purchasing and                                decision making      and North Sound Station manually. On other
                     Network          provide data      procuring of                                                       weather related events the DDM along with other
                                      for decision      equipment                                                          Disaster Agencies took part in a conference call
                                      making,                                                                              demonstration of a new hurricane forecasting
                                      research and                                                                         software. This software is being developed to work
                                      planning                                                                             in conjunction with a GIS database specifically to
                                      purposes                                                                             suit maps of Overseas Territories. The Navy
                                                                                                                           Research Laboratory in Monterey, California visited
                                                                                                                           the DDM on the 15th December 2006. This visit was
                                                                                                                           to gather data to conduct a severe weather port
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13          2.2      Maintenance       Systems able to   Increased           Greater collaboration     Quality of            COMPLETED
                     of Seismic        alert and         commitment to       and exchange              collaborative         The Seismic Station in Anegada has been
                     Station           inform            communicate         between PRSN and          exchanges             maintained and visited five times this year.
                                       population of     among               DDM                       between PRSN,         Members of the DDM staff and Puerto Rico Seismic
                                       the BVI and       emergency                                     Government            Network visited the site. This station is currently
                                       provide data      response                                      departments and       being looked at for an upgrade especially the
                                       for decision                                                    DDM                   addition of broadband capabilities which will allow
                                       making,                                                                               for the easy transferal of data.
                                       research and
                                       planning
                                       purposes
14          2.2      Installation of   Systems able to   More effective      Weather Station links     Number of links       COMPLETED
                     Lines for         alert and         means of            functional                completed             After numerous meetings between the DDM, TSMU
                     Weather           inform            analyzing weather                                                   , C & W and Governor‟s Office, three of the four
                     Stations          population of     and climate                                                         weather station links were installed. The Anegada,
                                       the BVI and       change                                                              Valley Virgin Gorda and North Sound links are
                                       provide data                                                                          functioning and now provide dail-up access for
                                       for decision                                                                          three sister island weather stations. Also this year
                                       making,                                                                               Jost Van Dyke received a new weather station as
                                       research and                                                                          the old unit did not provide sufficient backup
                                       planning                                                                              capabilities.
                                       purposes                                                                              PENDING
                                                                                                                             The Jost Van Dyke link is outstanding due to
                                                                                                                             unavailable line capacity on the Island.
15          2.2      Installation of   Systems able to   Increased           3 strong motion sensors   Number of Seismic     COMPLETED
                     Seismic Sensor    alert and         commitment to       functioning and           sensors and           Three Strong Motion Sensors were installed by the
                     Platforms         inform            communicate         capable of capturing      platforms installed   PRSMP with the assistance of the DDM. Letters went
                                       population of     among               seismic data                                    to the BVI Airport Authority and Information Systems
                                       the BVI and       emergency                                                           Unit and Administrative Complex who rendered
                                       provide data      response agencies                                                   their assistance in the installation of the units. These
                                       for decision      and critical                                                        units were strategically placed throughout Tortola
                                       making,           services                                                            to collect data from activity within different soils
                                       research and                                                                          types. One unit is located at the Administrative
                                       planning                                                                              Complex, another at the DDM and one at the Air
                                       purposes                                                                              Port Authority. All units have internet access final
                                                                                                                             installations were completed on the 16th November
                                                                                                                             2006.
16          2.2      Purchase and      Systems able to   Increased           Establishment of an       Level of              COMPLETED
                     dissemination     alert and         commitment to       equipped BVI Radio        commitment of         A proposal was developed by the Emergency
                     of Amateur        inform            communicate         League                    partners              Communications Officer (ECO) and approved for
                     Equipment         population of     among                                                               funding by Department for International
                                       the BVI and       emergency                                                           Development in the amount of $19121.38. These
                                       provide data      response                                                            funds provided the means to purchase much
                                       for decision                                                                          needed equipment to revitalize the BVI‟s Radio
                                       making,                                                                               League. This equipment is inventoried at the DDM
                                       research and                                                                          and MOU‟s have been prepared by the DDM and
                                       planning                                                                              signed by local amateurs who will assist the DDM


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                                          purposes                                                                                  during or after emergencies and disasters.



17               2.1      BVI Amateur     Systems able to     Increased             Five Radio Operators      Number of Amateur     COMPLETED
                          Radio League    alert and           commitment to         offered to enhanced       Radio Operators       The BVI Radio League was reinstated on the 6th
                                          inform              communicate           capacity to operate       trained               February 2006 with a total of 8 members. 5 of these
                                          population of       among                 VHF and HF networks                             members obtained their technician class licenses
                                          the BVI and         emergency                                                             from the Radio League in Puerto Rico through
                                          provide data        response                                                              funding provided by CDERA in sum of $1547.50 .
                                          for decision                                                                              Meetings were held monthly February and reports
                                          making,                                                                                   submitted on progress and registration with the
                                          research and                                                                              IARU Region 2. Demonstrations held for form four
                                          planning                                                                                  and grade five students at the Joyce Samuel
                                          purposes                                                                                  Primary School.


                                                                  MANAGEMENT, RECOVERY COORDINATION & FINANCE
                                            Goal: High level of performance management, accountability and recovery coordination
     ID          CDM        PROJECT /         IMPACT            OUTCOMES               OUTPUT                 PERFORMANCE                           ACTUAL OUTCOMES
                  IR         ACTIVITY                                                                            INDICATOR
1               3.2      Procurement &    A department        A cost effective   Inventory records      Quality and accuracy of     Completed
                         Maintenance      with sufficient     system             updated and easily     records and effectiveness   Inventories updated and verified.
                                          capability and      maintained for     accessible.            of their use
                                          resources to        procurement                                                           Maintenance contracts executed and log books
                                          operate             and                Pursuit of value for   Level of maintenance        verified for air conditioners, water cooler; vehicle,
                                          effectively and     maintenance        money in               undertaken                  landscaping of grounds, photocopier, cistern, fax
                                          adhering to         of                 purchasing and                                     machine. Regular cleaning of storeroom and
                                          government‟s        departmental       services acquired.                                 warehouse undertaken twice for the year and
                                          financial, legal,   supplies and                              Number of supplies,         minor repairs and maintenance carried out on the
                                          ethical             equipment          Supplies, furniture    equipment and furniture     DDM building in conjunction with PWD.
                                          requirements                           and equipment          available for
                                                                                 maintained and         departmental use
                                                                                 effectively
                                                                                 functioning.           Number of vehicle daily
                                                                                                        logs accurately
                                                                                 Sufficient             completed
                                                                                 equipment and
                                                                                 supplies available
                                                                                 for day-to-day and
                                                                                 emergency
                                                                                 operations.

                                                                                 Department
                                                                                 vehicle maintained
                                                                                 and good working
                                                                                 condition.



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2         3.4      Finance          A department        Departmental      Full compliance        Quality and accuracy of      Completed
                                    with sufficient     finances          established with       financial records            Vote book reconciled quarterly with Treasury
                                    capability and      prudently         relevant                                            Department and all subheads kept within
                                    resources to        managed and       procedures and         Number of sub heads          expenditure allocations. All revenue accounts
                                    operate             expenses within   regulations            charged with over            verified with Treasury, and Audit Departments.
                                    effectively and     allocated                                expenditure
                                    adhering to         budget            Effective finance                                   2006 Budget submitted inclusive of new initiatives
                                    government‟s                          management of          Quality of budget and        for recurrent and capital expenditures.
                                    financial, legal,                     recurrent and          reports submitted
                                    ethical                               capital expenditure
                                    requirements
                                                                          Timely submission of
                                                                          budget and
                                                                          budgetary reports

                                                                          Staff trained in
                                                                          government‟s
                                                                          Electronic
                                                                          Budgeting process

                                                                          Maintained an
                                                                          accurate vote
                                                                          book, LPO,
                                                                          Journals, Vouchers
                                                                          and Cash Books.

                                                                          Accurate financial
                                                                          statements for
                                                                          regional projects
                                                                          and other external
                                                                          funds provided.
3         3.1 &    Administration   A department        Effective and     Staff knowledge        Number of staff trained      Completed
          3.3      & Capacity       managed with        efficient         and skills increased                                Staff undertook in service training through the
                   Building         efficiency          operations of                            Number and effectiveness     Training Division and other training sessions offered
                                                        the               Increase profile of    of relations                 by Treasury Department and the Records
                                                        department        DDM system             maintained/established       Management Unit/DGO.
                                                        and capacity
                                                        building among    Improve relations      Quality and effectiveness    Several administrative reports submitted to
                                                        staff             with local, regional   of internal response plan    PS/DGO:
                                                                          and international                                       o    Statement on Disaster Management
                                                                          agencies               Quality of reports and           o    Organizational Structure and
                                                                                                 service charter.                      Remuneration Levels Review Proposal
                                                                          Updated internal                                        o    Statement of Intent for 2006
                                                                          response plan          Level of effectiveness and       o    Revised Terms of Reference for
                                                                                                 accuracy of filing system             Comprehensive Disaster Management
                                                                          Structured and                                               (CDM) Strategy Review
                                                                          timely reporting of    Number of staff matters


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                                                                       activities             addressed and accuracy      Department‟s Records Management System
                                                                                              of job tools used           maintained in accordance with internal
                                                                       Adherence to                                       procedures and archiving arrangements.
                                                                       commitment in          Level of supervision
                                                                       service charter        provided to staff           Staff leave roster maintained and updated with
                                                                                                                          Human Resources Department at year end.
                                                                       Upkeep of filing       Number of performance       Majority of staff matters addressed adequately with
                                                                       system                 appraisals evaluated        the exception of approval of an incumbent for the
                                                                                                                          post of STPM.
                                                                       Staff matters
                                                                       appropriately                                      All staff appraisals completed at year end and
                                                                       addressed                                          submitted to DGO.

                                                                       Updated job tools                                  Pending
                                                                                                                          Revision of the Preparedness Section of the
                                                                       Effective                                          National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) was
                                                                       supervision of staff                               completed in draft, remaining sections outstanding.

                                                                       Accurate and                                       The commencement of the CDM Strategy Review is
                                                                       timely preparation                                 pending the approval by the Governor. The
                                                                       of travel                                          Organizational Structure and Remunerations Level
                                                                       documents                                          Review is outstanding, pending a decision by the
                                                                                                                          DGO.
                                                                       Accurate
                                                                       documentation of                                   Service Charter, Internal DM Plan and Employee
                                                                       staff leave                                        Handbook to be updated in 2007.

                                                                       Development and
                                                                       evaluation of
                                                                       performance
                                                                       Appraisals
4         1.4      Recovery         Stable, social,   Effective        Functional,            Level of effectiveness of   Completed
                   Coordination     physical and      recovery         Updated and            plans, procedures and       Meetings held throughout the year with Chief
                                    economical        mechanism        tested recovery        training                    Minister‟s Office to discuss Recovery Plan.
                                    environment       established to   plan and
                                    maintained or     document         procedures             Number of agencies          Three (3) oil spill claims processed for the following
                                    re-established    impact and                              cooperating and             incidents:
                                    quickly after     prioritize       Efficient use of       effectively coordinated          o    March 1st 2006 at Long Bay Hotel, Long
                                    hazard impact     recovery         resources                                                    Bay, Tortola – Mr. Melvin Hodge [Paid]
                                                      activities                              Level of accuracy of             o    August 25th 2006 at Brandywine Bay – Mr.
                                                                       Accurate and           financial records                     Algernon Chalwell [Outstanding]
                                                                       effective                                               o    September 6th 2006 at Careening Hole
                                                                       accounting and         Quality and timeliness of             (Fort Burt Marina) – Mr. Roosevelt Smith
                                                                       reporting              reports                               [Outstanding]
                                                                       mechanism                                          Report on drum of unknown substance that
                                                                                              Level of effectiveness of   washed ashore on Jost Van Dyke on August 15th
                                                                       Effective              information disseminated    drafted. The report detailed observations as various


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                                                                           dissemination of     to public                  personnel investigated the incident. No written
                                                                           information to the                              confirmation was received from the Chemist, Dr.
                                                                           public                                          Eric Calderon, of HLSCC who was tasked with
                                                                                                                           collecting the sample and analyzing it to determine
                                                                           Thorough and                                    its identity. DDM informed CFD personnel to remove
                                                                           timely preparation                              the drum from its current location. To date, no
                                                                           of Claims, Sitreps                              follow up action has occurred by the CFD and
                                                                           and After Action                                attempts to find out what plans are being made
                                                                           Reports                                         have been futile.

                                                                                                                           Pending
                                                                                                                           Recovery Plan to be updated by Chief Minister‟s
                                                                                                                           Office and finalized.

                                                                                                                           Several Oil Spill Claims are with the AG‟s Chambers
                                                                                                                           for legal action. No progress report has been
                                                                                                                           received from the Attorney General‟s Chambers on
                                                                                                                           the status of these outstanding claims.

                                                                                                                           Oil spill claim for Mr. Algernon Chalwell – Island Seal
                                                                                                                           was received and lawyers indicated that
                                                                                                                           settlement would be forthcoming.

                                                                                                                           Claim for Vagabond is outstanding pending
                                                                                                                           receipt of expenses from salvage company.
5         3.1 &    Emergency          Efficient         Improved           Updated              Accuracy of contact        Completed
          3.3      Contact List       response and      accessibility to   Emergency            details contained in the   Telephone numbers for various persons listed in the
                                      recovery          contact            Contact List for     Emergency Contact List     Emergency Contact List 2007 verified. The
                                      actions           information for    2007.                2007.                      document was formatted, printed and distributed.
                                                        key
                                                        government
                                                        officials.
6         1.4      Marine Pollution   Stable, social,   Effective          Arranged meetings    Level of accuracy of       Completed
                   Action Group       physical and      recovery           of the MPAG and      minutes.                   Meeting of the Marine Pollution Action Group held
                   (MPAG)             economical        mechanism          prepared minutes.                               to discuss issues associated with the salvaging of
                                      environment       established to                                                     the grounded vessel „MV‟ Vagabond and other
                                      maintained or     document                                                           pollution matters. Report and minutes completed.
                                      re-established    impact and
                                      quickly after     prioritize                                                         Pending
                                      hazard impact     recovery                                                           Revision of National Oil spill Contingency Plan
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7         3.1 &    National         Improved           Increased        Prepared minutes   Level of Accuracy of   Completed
          3.3      Disaster         effectiveness of   commitment to    of the NDMC        Minutes.               NDMC Minutes completed for meeting held June
                   Management       planning and       network          meetings.                                 19th, 2006; submitted to Governor for approval in
                   Council          decision           activities and                                             August 31st, 2006 and distributed to members of the
                   (NDMC)           making process     to                                                         NDMC.
                                    and                communicate
                                    procedures.        among
                                                       members of the
                                                       NDMC and
                                                       awareness of
                                                       levels of
                                                       preparedness
                                                       of National
                                                       Sub-
                                                       Committees.




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                           PART 3 – FINANCIAL OVERVIEW




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RECURRENT AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

For the fiscal year 2006 the total recurrent budget approved in the estimates was $573,800 of which
$564,452.65 was spent during 2006.



                                                                                Purchase of Emerg. Supplies,
                        Emergency Response, 9,821.59                                     9,022.21

                      Simulation Ex., 3,703.62                                           Disaster Preparedness, 23,806.30

                    Insurance, 942.00
                                                                            ,
           W ork Programme, 60,177.93
            Cont Local org, 5,000.00

        Cont overseas org, 15,648.99
          Local Travel, 10,740.00

         Land lease rental, 100.00
     Maintenance & Hire, 19,396.13
       Repairs & Maint., 3,814.65                                                                       Personal Emoluments, 302,322.45

       Equipment Minor, 998.00

            Postage, 1,121.47
               W ater, 435.82
              Electricity, 20,810.39
            Tel/Fax/Telex, 28,578.66
                 Books & Subscription, 824.35
                                                                                       Allowances (staff), 4,827.89
                  Printing & Stationery, 9,403.11
                                                                                   W ages, 29,468.35
                      General Office Exp., 4,253.44
                                                                         Social Security, 11,140.20
                                  Payroll Tax, 5,265.16
                                                   Health Insurance, 6,628.26




Of the $82,430.40 allocated for capital projects a total of $81,935.17 was spent. The chart below
shows the allocation and revote of funds and amounts spent on Capital projects.




                                                                                                                                          Note: In the 2006 Budget
                                                                                                                                          estimates all funds (new
                    Siren Purchase and                                                                                                    & revote) provided for
                   Installation, 25,246.08                                                                                                Capital Projects were
                                                                                                 Generator Purchase and                   allocated in one subhead
                                                                                                  Installation, 32,515.08                 25057 Disaster
                                                                                                                                          Preparedness. For the
                                                                                                                                          purpose of accounting for
                                                                                                                                          specific project
                                                                                                                                          expenditure, funds re-
                                                                                                                                          voted and allocated have
            Emergency Communications,                                                                                                     been separated under
                    4,659.00                                                                                                              project titles.
                         Strong Motion Sensor,
                               3,783.93

                                                         Shelter Retrofit, 15,731.08




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FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION

Financial contributions
were received in the                                                BOOK SALES, 213.89
                                                                 PRIVATE ORG. (Fire      DISASTER EMERGENCY

amount of $37,021.27
                                                                  Safety), 1,450.00         FUND, 140,600.00
                                                 PRIVATE ORG. (Disaster                              DFID (HLSCC), 6,784.00
                                                    Digest), 3,475.00
from the following
organizations/agencies to
support projects and
training. From this                   CDERA (QRAP), 6,800.00


amount $35,690.07 was
spent.


                                                                                                  DFID (Amateur Radio,
                                                                                                       18,289.38




   AGENCY               AMOUNT                           PROJECT                             SPENT                       BALANCE
Private                                     Sale of the Homeowner‟s
Organizations             $213.89           Handbook & Arthur Swain                            213.89                           0.00
                                            Booklet
SUB TOTAL                  $213.89                                                            $213.89                          $0.00
CDERA/QRAP           $6,800 (10% of         Phase II of QRAP under the
Project              committed funds)       CHAMP Project                                     6,800.00                         $0.00
SUB TOTAL                 $6,800.00                                                          $6,800.00                         $0.00
                                            To facilitate HLSCC Disaster
DFID (HLSCC)             $6,784.00          Management programme                              5,562.52                        1,221.48
                                            students in field trip to St.
                                            Vincent as part of the Public
                                            Infrastructure Course
DFID (Amateur            $18,289.38         To facilitate the re-                            18,289.38                            -
Radio League)                               establishment of the BVI
                                            Radio League
SUB TOTAL                $25,073.38                                                         $23,851.90                        $1,221.48
Private                                     Donations towards
Organizations            $1,450.00          purchasing of fire                                1,349.28                         100.72
(Fire Safety)                               extinguishers for
                                            Government Primary
                                            Schools
Private                                     Donations towards
Organizations            $3,475.00          publication documenting the                      $3,475.00                          $0.00
(Disaster Digest)                           history of impact of hazards
                                            BVI sustained
SUB TOTAL                $4,925.00                                                           $4,824.28                        $100.72

GRAND                    $37,012.27                                                         $35,690.07                        $1,322.20
TOTAL




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DISASTER/EMERGENCY FUND EXPENDITURE

A total amount of $140,600 was
deducted from the Emergency                                       Harold Malone - Flood
                                                                                                   Pearline Williams-Vergeer -
                                                                                                     Fire Victim , 15,000.00
Disaster Fund (established                                          Victim, 23,100.00


under section 26 of the Disaster
Management Act 2003) in 2006                                                                                          Gabriel Bardo - Fire Victim,
                                                                                                                               20,000.00
and a total of $138,075 was
spent as outlined below:
                                             Jacob and Phyllis George -                                                      Elmore Commor - Flood
                                               Fire Victims, 25,000.00                                                          Victim, 2,500.00
                                                                                                                            Andrea Gumbs - Flood
                                                                                                                               Victim, 975.00
                                                                                                                            Arnold Baronville - Flood
                                                                                                                                Victim, 1,500.00




                                                                                          Clyde Chalwell - Grounded
                                                                                              Vessel, 50,000.00




Resolution # 1 - Funds in the amount of $20,000 were approved to assist Ms. Gabriel Bardo of
Baugher‟s Bay whose home was partially destroyed by fire on August 25, 2005.

Resolution # 2 - Funds in the amount of $2,500 were approved to assist Mr. Elmore Connor for
flood damages sustained during the 2006 heavy rains

Resolution # 3 - The sum of $5,000 was approved for withdrawal to the Department of Disaster
Management to assist and cover the cost of victims who sustained damage from the heavy rains of
2006. The following payments were made - Ms. Andrea Gumbs ($975); Mr. Arnold Baronville
($1,500)

Resolution #4 - Funds in the amount of $50,000 were approved for withdrawal to assist Mr. Clyde
Chalwell of Star Shipping with the righting of their overturned barge.

Resolution #5 - Funds in the sum of $25,000 were approved to assist Mr. Jacob & Phyllis George
after their home was destroyed by fire.

Resolution #6 - Funds in the amount of $23,100 were approved to assist Mr. Harold Malone for
damages sustained to property during the 2006 heavy rains.

Resolution #7 - Funds in the amount of $15,000 were approved to assist Mrs. Pearline Williams-
Vergeer of Sea Quest BVI Sails Ltd. with replacement of a 17ft boat which was destroyed in fire at
Harbour Mariner.




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 HEAD 2 - Deputy Governor
 1999- 2006 Capital Project Summary for Retrofit of Emergency Shelters & Generator Installations
                                 Year                                       Shelter / Building / Description      Spent $      Revote                                Remarks
 Budget Amt: $57,500.00 - Opening Bal: $57,500.00
                                 1999                                JR O'Neal Co. Ltd.                           322.60                  Building Supplies
                                 1999                                Scaffco Shutters                            2,695.00                 Hall extension
                                 1999                                St. Paul's Anglican Ch - SCB                4,800.00                 John Nibbs - Extension of Parish Hall
                                 1999                                Brewers Bay Community Centre                19,406.99                Danley Rhymer - Repair works
                                 1999                                Brewers Bay Community Centre                5,587.80                 Installation of shutters - SCAFFCO
                                 1999                                West End Community Centre                   2,942.00                 Roof repair - Tortola Fiberglass Products Ltd
                                 1999                                Church of God of Prophecy - Huntum's Ghut    726.40                  Repair work
                                                                                                                 36,480.79   21,000.00

 Opening Bal = Budget Amt: $75,000.00 + Revote:$21,000.00
 =$96,000.00
                                 2000                                Department of Disaster Management           12,591.20                Shutter installation - SCAFFCO
                                 2000                                East End / Long Look Community Centre       10,915.76                Generator Housing - Boysie Fahie
                                 2000                                Brewers Bay Community Centre                9,688.24                 Generator Housing - Carl Christopher
                                                                                                                 33,195.20   62,804.80

 Opening Bal = Budget Amt: $100,000.00 + Revote:$62,804.80
 =$162,804.80
                                 2001                                Brewers Bay Community Centre                4,396.35                 Generator Installation - PAFCE Co. Ltd.
                                 2001                                Brewers Bay Community Centre                3,430.00                 Installation of Cabinets - Lionel Smith
                                 2001                                West End Community Centre                   5,840.00                 Installation of Cabinets - Lionel Smith
                                                                                                                                          Purchase of six (6) portable generators for shelters from
                                 2001                                DDM Warehouse                               19,350.00                GDM Lindex
                                 2001                                New Testament Church of God, Purcell        6,809.50                 Partial payment for generator installation
                                                                                                                 39,825.85   122,978.95


 Opening Bal = Budget Amt: $0.00 + Revote:$122,978.95 =$122,978.95
                                 2002                                LOCATION TO CONFIRM                         4,930.65                 PAFCE Gen Installation
                                 2002                                East End / Long Look Community Centre         25.00                  Simm's Hardware - Replacement locks
                                 2002                                C'Bean Consultant Engineers                 25,152.00                Shelter Maintenance & Retrofit Study


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                                                                                                                      30,107.65   92,822.35


 Opening Bal = Budget Amt: $0.00 + Revote:$92,822.35 =$92,822.35
                                2003                               Department of Disaster Management                  5,146.00                Security Gate Installation - Trevor Blaize
                                                                                                                                              Aircondition supply and installation - Todman's
                                2003                               Department of Disaster Management                  2,100.00                Airconditioning
                                2003                               C'Bean Consultant Engineers                        15,948.00               Shelter Maintenance & Retrofit Study
                                2003                               LOCATION TO CONFIRM                                1,261.00                Island Care Electronics
                                2003                               REASON TO CONFIRM                                    62.50                 Spedy's Car Rental _Virgin Gorda
                                2003                               REASON TO CONFIRM                                    60.00                 Smith's Ferry to Virgin Gorda
                                2003                               West End Community Centre                          4,852.78                Generator Installation - PAFCE Co. Ltd
                                                                                                                      29,430.28   63,392.07

 Opening Bal = Budget Amt: $42,000.00 + Revote:$63,392.07
 =$105,391.72
                                                                   St. Ursula's Catholic Community Centre - Valley,
                                2004                               VG                                                 32,200.00               Retrofit completed through DDM
                                2004                               St. Mary's Church Hall - Valley, VG                3,820.25                Repairs done by Church. Shutters installed through DDM.
                                2004                               Emile Dunlop Community Centre - Anegada            14,633.53               First Contract payment to R&D Construction
                                                                                                                      50,653.78   54,737.94

 Opening Bal = Budget Amt: $34,100.00 + Revote:$54,737.94
 =$88,837.94
                                2005                               Emile Dunlop Community Centre - Anegada            14,633.53               Final Contract payment to R&D Construction
                                2005                               Emile Dunlop Community Centre - Anegada             500.00                 Generator Transport to Anegada - PAFCE
                                2005                               Emile Dunlop Community Centre - Anegada             900.00                 Construction of Generator Plint - R&D Construction
                                2005                               Emile Dunlop Community Centre - Anegada            9,135.45                Generator Purchase - Tortola Parts & Power
                                2005                               St. Georges Anglican Church - Road Town            2,867.83                Minor maintenance work - Lester Lyburd
                                2005                               Long Trench Community Centre - Bell Vue            7,372.92                Istallation of Shutters - SCAFFCO
                                2005                               Methodist Church Hall - Road Town                  15,125.00               Part payment to offset new Generator purchase.
                                2005                               Upper Room Victory Church - Long Look              9,918.26                Istallation of Shutters - SCAFFCO
                                                                   St. Ursula's Catholic Community Centre - Valley,
                                2005                               VG                                                 2,359.00                Generator plint construction - F&S General Maint
                                                                   St. Ursula's Catholic Community Centre - Valley,
                                2005                               VG                                                 2,051.05                Transportation & Installation of Generator - PAFCE
                                                                   St. Ursula's Catholic Community Centre - Valley,
                                2005                               VG                                                 9,135.45                Generator Purchase - Tortola Parts & Power


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                                                                                                                                        Purchase of two (2) portable generators - Tortola Parts &
                                2005                                   DDM Warehouse                             5,504.00               Power
                                2005                                   DDM Warehouse                              188.00                Setup and Testing of new portable Generators - PAFCE
                                2005                                   DDM Warehouse                             1,510.00               Repair of old portable Generators - Edwin White
                                2005                                   DDM Warehouse                              929.60                Repair of old portable Generators - Edwin White
                                                                                                                 82,130.09   6,707.90


 Opening Bal = Budget Amt: $42,033.49 + Revote:$6,707.90 =$48,741.39
                                2005                                   Emile Dunlop Community Centre - Anegada   1,804.00               Generator Installation - PAFCE
                                2006                                   Church of God of Prophecy - Long Look     15,731.08              Retrofit
                                2006                                   Department of Disaster Management         30,711.08              Replacement Generator
                                                                                                                 48,246.16   495.23




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                    PART 4 – ALIGNMENT WITH GOVERNMENT’S
                            OVERARCHING OBJECTIVES




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ALLIGNMENT WITH GOVERNMENT’S OVERARCHING OBJECTIVES

The six broad focus areas of the Government relate directly to the work of the DDM, in that, in
order for us to achieve the goal of the Territory‟s Disaster Management Programme we must focus
on building a resilient economy to the effects of natural and man-made hazards and encourage
efforts      to                                                                improve      our
health     care                                                                system which will
in turn lead to                                                                a more effective
response.

Improving                                                                                 our social services
and education                                                                             systems provides
not only for                                                                              the welfare of our
residents but                                                                             also         allows
persons to be                                                                                           more


knowledgeable                                                                                  of the risks
posed to the                                                                                   BVI from
hazards      and                                                                                  provides
them        with                                                                               information
necessary for                                                                                  them      to
protect                                                                                         themselves
and         their                                                                      property from the
effects       of                                                                       hazards likely to
affect the BVI.

The support for the Disaster                                                               Management
Programme at HLSCC and                                                            the incorporation of
disaster management into the                                                      primary          and
secondary curriculum are                                                          significant ways in
which our education system                                       has been improved to meet the disaster
management goal.




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                  PART 5 – SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS




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TROPICAL WEATHER SUMMARY 2006

Despite the predictions of a very active 2006 hurricane season many countries were speared the
wrath of any major infrastructural damage and economic hardships compared to 2005. In fact in
2006 forecasters only observed 9 storms compared to the record breaking 25 of the previous season.
Two minor systems made landfall with little or no strength at least not at the Category 1 level.

Based on reports from NOAA scientists and other weather experts, they theorized that the calm
season was the result of an El Nino. They claimed that this helped to change seawater temperatures
and increase wind shear which resulted in the dismemberment of many of the storms that came off
the coast of Africa or formed in the Atlantic.

Florida being one of the major hotspots for the last few years was visited by tropical storms Alberto
on June 13th and Ernesto on 30th August. Neither System caused any wind damage when making
landfall with 46mph winds, however both systems brought torrential rain to the area causing
flooding of homes and business. Ernesto also made landfall in the Caribbean. When Ernesto passed
over Cuba it was the only tropical system to make landfall in the Caribbean for 2006. With 40 mile
per hour (mph) winds, Ernesto caused no damage except for flooding due to the immense amount
of rain brought on by the system.

At the national level the British Virgin Islands faired well this season. Although many systems seem
to be within direct path or within close proximity of Islands, they abruptly varied off at the last
minute. These systems did not pass the BVI without warnings though as some of them dumped
huge amounts of rain in the area as was the case with Tropical Storm Chris which affected the BVI
from 1st – 2nd August and caused the Territory to be put under Storm Watch thereby activating the
NEOC at Level 1. This resulted in the NEOC issuing advisories and handling telephone calls from
members of the public seeking information about the storm‟s progression as it passed. None of the
emergency systems were activated; however they were available if needed.

          ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECASTS FOR 2007

                   Named Storms                     Hurricanes                     Major Hurricanes
                Winds of at least 39 mph       Winds of at least 74 mph          111mph or more winds


               Forecast        Actual         Forecast        Actual         Forecast        Actual
1998           9               14             5               9              2               3
1999           14              12             9               8              4               5
2000           11              14             7               8              3               3
2001           9               15             5               9              2               4
2002           13              12             8               4              4               2
2003           12              14             8               7              3               3
2004           13              15             7               8              3               6
2005           13              27             6               14             3               7
2006           17              9              9               5              5               3
2007           14                             7                              3

Source: Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University


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                                             OIL SPILL EVENTS 2006

#           Location              Date        Estimated.               Polluter        Environmental and                Status
                                             Quantity of Oil          Identified       Clean up costs, US$
                                                 Spilled
1    Lloyds Ghut/Hawks           January       Unknown                   No                  $67, 370.00                Pending
     Nest                       11th 2006        quantity
                                              oil/sewerage
                                                   mix
2    Road Reef                   January       Unknown                   No
     Marina/M/V                 23rd 2006      quantity oil                              No claim/charges               Pending
     Mayflower                                                                              submitted
3    Port Purcell – BVI          January        Unknown                  No              No claim/charges               Pending
     Ports Authority            30th 2006       quantity oil                                submitted
4    Road Reef to Nanny          January        Unknown              K&K Heavy             $51,511.16                Pending with
     Cay                        30th 2006         quantity         Equipment and                                    AG‟s Chambers
                                               oil/sewerage           Sewerage                                      for Legal action
                                                    mix            Disposal System
5    Road Harbour               February        Unknown             Sun Express-             $10,495.00                 Settled
                                2nd 2006      quantity of oil       Albion Hodge
                                                                      Caribbean
                                                                     Navigation
6    Drainage Between           February        Unknown                  No                   $2,615.50                 Pending
     Creque‟s Insurance &       7th 2006     quantity of used
     Patsy Lake fenced areas                   vehicle oil
     (adjacent to Scotia
     Bank)
7    Drainage Between           March 1st       Unknown                  No                    $835.25                  Pending
     Creque‟s Insurance &        2006        quantity of used
     Patsy Lake fenced areas                   vehicle oil
     (adjacent to Scotia
     Bank)
8    Long Bay Hotel            March 1st        Unknown             Melvin Hodge               $600.00                  Settled
                                2006         quantity of diesel     Tanker Truck
9    Baugher‟s Bay-Adjacent    March 2nd     3000 galloons of        Domino Oil               $6,887.97                 Settled
     to ZBVI Radio Station      2006             gasoline
10   Brandywine Bay Beach      August 25th   1500 gallons of       MV Island Seal –         $122,958.08                 Pending
                                 2006          diesel fuel         Capsized vessel                                  Settlement from
                                                                                                                      Insurance –
                                                                                                                       with AG‟s
                                                                                                                       Chambers
12   Conch Charters, Smith     September       3200 litres of       Fort Burt Fuel           $12,404.25              Pending – with
     Ferry and Fort Burt        6th 2006          diesel           Pump owned by           ($1000.00 paid)          AG‟s Chambers
     Marina                                                        Roosevelt Smith                                  for Legal Action
13   CSY Dock/Beach             October      50 litres of diesel         No                   $5,708.25                 Pending
     Front                     11th 2006
14   Fallen/Broken              October      20,000 gallons of      MV Vagabond             $256,091.00              Pending- with
     Jerusalem                 16th, 2006       diesel fuel                                                         AG‟s Chambers
                                                                                                                    for legal action
15   Cane Garden Bay           December       265 gallons of         SV Sea Wolf       $20,000 in salvage costs         Pending
                                2nd 2006      diesel and 15         owned by LAL        (additional costs to be
                                             gallons of crude       Maritime Ltd.-           added when
                                                    oil             Delaware USA      investigation is finalized)

          Total                                                                             $557,476.46




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                                OUTSTANDING OIL SPILL CLAIMS

Below is a summary of the oil spill incidents for which compensation for costs associated with
the containment, evaluation and clean-up of oil spills remains outstanding. These include:

                          Incidents                                                      Cost
Incident June 14th 1999 at Sopher’s Hole – Mr. Percival                               $10,913.63
Williams ‘M/V Deriece W.’
Incident September 1st 2004 at West End – Mr. Percival                    $3900.48 remains on claim of
Williams ‘M/V Lady Kishma.’                                                        $4,400.48
Incident May 20th 2005 at Palm Grove House – Mr. Romney                            $5,110.39
Penn
Incident October 10th 2005 at Pasea Estate – Delta Petroleum                          $19,447.54
(Caribbean) Ltd.
Incident November 11th 2005 at Drain Canal at Queen                                   $4,941.38
Elizabeth II Park – Smith’s Ferry Services Ltd.
Incident January 30th 2006 at Road Reef and Nanny Cay –                               $51,511.16
K&K Heavy Equipment and Sewerage Disposal Service
Incident August 25th 2006 at Brandywine Bay – Mr. Algernon               $86,410.00 + 36,548.08 for fuel
Chalwell ‘M/v’ Island Seal’                                                  removal = 122,958.08
Incident September 6th 2006 at Careening Hole (Fort Burt                 11,404.25 remains on claim of
Marina) – Mr. Roosevelt Smith                                                      $12,404.25
Incident October 15th at Broken/Fallen Jerusalem – Caribbean                      $256,091.00
Transport Ltd. ‘MV’ Vagabond
                                                       Total                         $486,277.91




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               PRSN 2006 ANNUAL REPORT ON EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY




Figure 1. Epicentral map of the earthquakes located by the PRSN for the year 2006 (PRSN-UPRM).




                                                          400

                                                          350
                               Number of Seismic Events




                                                          300

                                                          250

                                                          200
                                                                            362
                                                                                                          294
                                                          150

                                                          100                     196   150   181   165                     183
                                                                155   129                                       175   120         143
                                                          50          1      4     2           7                 0           1     2
                                                                 3                      1            1     2          1
                                                           0
                                                                Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Agu   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
                   Number of Seismic Events                     155   129   362   196   150   181   165   294   175   120   183   143
                   Number of Felt Events                         3     1     4     2     1     7     1     2     0     1     1     2
                                                                                               Month




Figure 2. Earthquakes located or reported as felt during 2006 in the Puerto Rico Region by the PRSN
PRSN-UPRM).




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         Table 1: Felt earthquakes during 2006 (PRSN-UPRM).

              Local Time      Lat.      Long.     Depth    Magnitude            Maximum
  Date                                                                                                          Location
               (GMT-4)         N         W        (km)       (fmag)           Intensity (MM)
                                                                                                      134 km ENE of San Juan
2006/01/13      00:10:17      18.685    65.038     54.5        4.0     V - Caguas and Fajardo, PR
                                                                                                      (PR)
                                                                                                      39 km NNW of Charlotte
2006/01/16      00:23:00      18.681    65.050     51.5        3.3     III - St. Thomas, USVI
                                                                                                      Amalie (USVI)
                                                                                                      100 km NNW of Aguadilla
2006/01/25      12:04:01      19.324    67.293     24.4        4.0     II - Mayagüez, PR
                                                                                                      (PR)
2006/02/02      11:27:28      18.400    67.419      8.8        3.5     IV - Mayagüez, PR              28 km W of Aguadilla (PR)
                                                                       IV – BVI, USVI and Eastern     114 km NNE of Tortola
2006/03/02      19:35:44      19.358    63.787     24.8        5.3
                                                                       Puerto Rico                    (BVI)
                                                                       III – British Virgin Islands   77 km ENE of Anegada
2006/03/03      09:09:31      19.060    63.681     39.3        4.4
                                                                       (BVI)                          (BVI)
2006/03/08      13:06:06      17.968    66.970      7.9        3.1     III – Southeast PR             5 km W of Guánica (PR)
                                                                                                      100 km N of St. Thomas
2006/03/25      22:14:36      19.264    64.813     28.1        4.3     III – Eastern PR
                                                                                                      (USVI)
2006/04/18      09:31:21      17.994    67.072     10.8        3.2     III – Southwestern PR          6 km SSW of Lajas (PR)
                                                                                                      20.7 km NE of Cabo Rojo
2006/04/27      00:57:26      18.135    66.960      2.0        2.6     II – Lajas, PR
                                                                                                      (PR)
2006/05/24      12:38:55      18.181    65.899     147.6       4.0     III – Utuado, PR               Las Piedras (PR)
2006/06/03      14:46:49      17.972    65.576     41.6        3.5     IV - Humacao, PR               33 km SW of Humacao (PR)
2006/06/05      16:48:19      18.104    67.715     51.2        4.4     III – IV - Mayaguez, PR        35 mi W of Mayagüez (PR)
2006/06/19      03:20:13      18.135    66.983     12.2        3.0     III - San Germán, PR           San Germán (PR)
2006/06/24      04:05:31      18.883    67.253     17.9        3.8     III - Aguada, PR               49 km NNW of Isabela (PR)
                                                                                                      44 km NW of St. Thomas
2006/06/28      18:12:58      18.655    65.149     25.2        3.5     III - Saint Thomas, USVI
                                                                                                      (USVI)
2006/06/29      05:12:27      18.207    67.433     10.0        3.9     II – Rincón, PR                24 km SW of Rincón (PR)
                                                                                                      45 km NW of St. Thomas
2006/06/29      18:27:36      18.651    65.157     25.4        3.5     IV – Saint Thomas, USVI
                                                                                                      (USVI)
                                                                                                      6 km W-SW of Bayamón
2006/07/22      19:40:01      18.380    66.207     116.4       3.8     IV - Humacao, PR
                                                                                                      (PR)
                                                                                                      47 km NW of Anegada (BVI)
                                                                       IV – East PR and Virgin
2006/08/14      09:09:35      19.022    64.636     21.4       5.2 Mw                                  and 165 km ENE of San Juan
                                                                       Islands
                                                                                                      (PR)
                                                                                                      53 km NW of Anegada (BVI)
                                                                       IV - East PR and Virgin
2006/08/14      21:30:30      19.008    64.728      6.9        4.5                                    and 155 km ENE of San Juan
                                                                       Islands
                                                                                                      (PR)
                                                                                                      8 km SSW of Guayanilla
2006/10/09      19:07:47      17.954    66.814      8.1        3.1     II – Cabo Rojo, PR
                                                                                                      (PR)
2006/11/17      01:31:07      18.730    66.700     70.5        3.6     IV - Mayagüez, PR              30 km N of Arecibo (PR)
2006/12/06      21:38:56      18.044    66.123      6.4        2.9     III - Guayama, PR              7 km N of Guayama (PR)
2006/12/29      10:16:25      18.552    65.055      6.0        3.1     II - Gurabo, PR                98 km E of Carolina (PR)




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                                           APPENDICIES




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                                                                            Director
                                                                             G16




  Response Systems Mgmt       Public Information,                   Community                       Mitigation &                        Management, Finance
       & Emergency            Training & Research                                                                                          and Recovery
    Information Mgmt
                                                                  Preparedness &                     Planning                              Coordination
                                                                      SUMA




      Emergency                                 Info & Training                    Community Prep                  Sr. Tech. Planning    Admin Officer
    Communications                               Manager G11                        Manager G11                      Manager G12             G9
     Manager G11




                     Emergency Coms                             Training &                      Disaster Auxiliary                                            Secretary II G4
                       Officer G9                             Research Off. G9                        Corps




                                                                                                                                                              Facilities Main.
                                                                                                                                                                 Tech. G4




                                                                                                                                                                Cleaner G1




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                                                                                                       Appendix II


                DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT STAFF LIST 2006

  Name of Officer                      Post                 Initial     Appointment       Existing           Responsibilities
                                                          Employment      Date to       Grade & Step
                                                            Date to       current
                                                            DDM            post
                                                             June         January         G16 S1          Overall Management,
Sharleen DaBreo       Director, Disaster Management          1994          2002                         Response & Coordination

                                                             July        July 2003       G11 S17         Response Management
Dale Lake             Emergency Communications               2002                                              Systems
                      Manager
                                                                       Vacant in 2006                   Mitigation and Planning
VACANT                Senior Technical Planning Manager
                                                           October       November         G11 S2       Community Preparedness &
Sheniah Armstrong     Community Preparedness Manager        2005           2006                           Supply Management

                                                            January       January         G11 S 2       Public Information and
Natasha Lettsome      Information and Training Manager       2004          2004                               Education
                                                              June       November         G9 S5         Emergency Information
Jasen Penn            Emergency Communications               1999          2003                              Management
                      Officer
                                                              July       July 2006        G9 S5         Management, Finance &
Simone Lettsome       Administrative Officer                 2006                                       Recovery Coordination
                                                           January       January          G9 S4          Training and research
Leann Hill            Training and Research Officer         1992          2004
                                                             June       March 2005        G4 S9              Support Staff
Andra Phillip         Secretary II                          2003
                                                          September      September        G4 S4              Support Staff
Cecil Jeffrey         Facilities Maintenance Technician     2002           2005
                                                           January        January         G4 S1              Support Staff
Gwenette Hodge        Office Cleaner                        2005           2005




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                                                                                                                                  APPENDIX III

         LOCAL/REGIONAL/INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED
           LOCAL/REGIONAL/
        INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS &                              PURPOSE                              VENUE                                     ATTENDED
               MEETINGS                                                                                                                          BY
                                                                                     JANUARY 2006
                                     There were no attendance to local/regional/international workshops and meetings during the month of January
                                                                                     FEBRUARY 2006
 Results Based Management Training          To enhance regional capacity to reduce                     Barbados       - Director, Ms. Sharleen DaBreo
Session                                      vulnerability to the effects of natural hazards.         2nd February     (Funded By CDERA)
 Development of a Sustainability Plan for   To review background information on the                      Tortola      -Information Training Manager, DDM
the CHAMP Programme                          CHAMP activities in the BVI, and to obtain               7th February     -Senior Technical Planning Manager, DDM
                                             inputs from the national stakeholders on
                                             priority areas to be sustained.
 FA HUM FPC                                 Final Planning Conference to confirm plans                 Honduras       No Attendance
                                             for the command post exercise which will be           15th -16th February
                                             executed in April 2006.
 OECS Regional Conference: on disaster      To examine recent pilot projects and                        St. Lucia     -Dr. Drexel Glasgow, Deputy Director P.W.D
   mitigation efforts in the region          innovative approaches in Safe construction,           16th -17th February -Mr. Steve Augustine, T&CP Department
                                             Settlement Planning & Development and                                      (Funded By OECS Secretariat)
                                             Social & Economic Resilience.
 National Relief Policy Work                 To enhance and establish a National Relief                               Director, DDM
                                             Policy to guide relief response efforts in the               Tortola      Community Preparedness Manager
                                             aftermath of any emergency event including              20th February     Training & Research Officer
                                             those related to search and rescue.                                       Welfare & Relief Sub-Committee Members

 National Disaster Management Council      To review the action points highlighted at the                            - Members of the National Disaster Management Council
(NDMC) Meeting                              previous meeting and to receive national                Tortola
                                            sub-committee reports on the level of                21st February
                                            preparedness of the Territory

 SUMA: Instructor Training Workshop        To enable previously trained individuals to be          Jamaica           -Facilities Maintenance Officer
                                            certified supply management trainers               20th–24th February     (Funded By PAHO)
 Warehouse Assessment/Management           To establish a cadre of fifteen (15) trained             Tortola          Training and Research Officer
  Training                                  personnel in warehouse management.                 27th-28th February     (Funded by CDERA)
                                                                                  MARCH 2006




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 Second Meeting of the CHAMP                 To review the reports of the 1st meeting, to       Barbados          Mr. Louis Potter- Chief Physical Planner Town and country
  Thematic Cooperating Group on               review the CHAMP mitigation policy and            (1st March )       Planning Dep’t
  Mitigation Planning and Policy (TCG         planning expected outcomes against actual                            (Funded By CDERA)
  MPP)                                        outcomes and update the hazard mitigation
                                              policy.. BVI Rep to give presentation on
                                              National Hazard Mitigation Policy and
                                              Planning Process in the territory
 Meeting of the Champ Thematic               To review the report coming out of the 3rd         Barbados          Senior Technical Planning Manager Department of
  Cooperating Group on Safer Building         meeting of the TCG SB; to present the             (2nd March)        Disaster Management
  (TCG SB)                                    successes and progress of the BVI Safer                              (Funded By CDERA)
                                              Building Certification process.
 Meeting of the Legal Sub-Committee          Finalization of the CDERA Agreement                 St. Lucia        Deputy Governor
                                                                                                (8th March)        (Funded By CDERA)

 911 Emergency Systems Meeting                To familiarize operators with the software         Tortola          Emergency Communication Manager, DDM
                                               used in the 911 emergency response system       (10th March )       Emergency Communication Officer, DDM
 CDERA Finance and Administration             To present CDERA’s financial summary for          Barbados          Mr. Neil Smith, Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance
 Sub-Committee Meeting                         2005 year and to submit the 2006 budget         (14th March)        (Funded By CDERA)
                                               allocation to stakeholder and participating
                                               countries.
 Sustainability Plan Review Stakeholder      To obtain feedback from project partners,         Barbados           Director, DDM
  Meeting                                     national and regional stakeholders on the        (16th March)        (Funded By CDERA)
                                              draft sustainability plan for CHAMP.

 8th Management Advisory Committee           To Adopt the present agenda and decide            Barbados           Director, DDM
  (MAC) Meeting                               on working hours and other arrangements          (17th March)        (Funded By CDERA)
                                              for the meeting
 Comprehensive Disaster Management           To document and share the CDM                       Barbados         Information & Training Manager, DDM
  (CDM) Forum                                 experience since its introduction in 2001 by   (20th – 21st March)   (Funded By CDERA)
                                              examining issues arising from interventions
                                              such as the institutional reviews recently
                                              conducted.
 University of the West Indies BVI country   To define how the University of the West            Tortola          Director, DDM
  Consultation                                Indies can enhance its collaboration with        (24th March)        Training and Research Officer, DDM
                                              the national community colleges,
                                              Governments, Businesses and Civic Leaders
                                              in the “UWI-12” countries to better meet the
                                              Post Secondary Education and
                                              Development needs of those countries. To
                                              initiate a plan by which the above goal can
                                              be accomplished and how it may be
                                              financed.




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 Meetings Management and Facilitations      To train part in the knowledge and skills                      Panama               - Director, DDM
  Skills Workshop                            necessary to plan, organize and conduct a               (26th March – 1st April )   (Funded by USAID)
                                             meeting to achieve a desired outcome. To
                                             provide knowledge and skills to facilitate
                                             groups for risk management related work


 HLSCC Public Infrastructure Class Field   To examine the technological public life                       St. Vincent           Students from HLSCC Public Infrastructure Class
  Trip                                      support systems in St. Vincent that are at risk             (27th-30th March)        (Funded by CDERA/DFID/students)
                                            during a disaster


 CHAMP Business Luncheon                    Sensitize business and public agencies to the                   Tortola             STPM, DDM
                                             hazard mitigation policy.                                    (28th March)           FMT, DDM
                                                                                                                                 (Funded By CDERA)


                                                                                        APRIL 2006
 SUMA Training Workshop                    Attending in the capacity of instructor to train                  St. Kitts          Facilities and Maintenance Technician, DDM
                                            individuals in the St. Kitts / Nevis arena in                (11th -13th April)
                                            Supply Management techniques.
 16th Annual CDERA Board Meeting           To review the work of the Caribbean Disaster                      Belize             Director, DDM
                                            Emergency Response Agency (CDERA)                            (17th -21st April)      (Funded By CDERA)
                                            Coordinating Unit
                                             To train Damage Assessment and Needs                            Tortola
 Training of DANA team in ECLAC             Analysis (DANA) team in the ECLAC                          (24th – 27th April)      -BVI DANA Team
  methodology                                methodology for economic impact
                                             assessment
 HLSCC Mass Casualty Management             To train Disaster Management Student to                          Tortola             HLSCC Disaster Management Programme Participants
                                               effectively coordinate Mass Casualty                      (24th -29th April)      (Funded By PAHO)
                                               Situations
 Economic Commission for Latin America     To train the Damage Assessment Needs                              Tortola            Public Agencies
  and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Training        Analysis team in the ECLAC methodology for                   (25th -27th April)      Damage Assessment Committee
                                            economic impact assessment.                                                          (Partial Funded by OECS)
                                            In preparation for World Cup Cricket 2007 in                   Honduras              Director, DDM
                                            the Caribbean Region, participants are                       (21st -28th April)      (Funded By CDERA)
 FAHUM Exercise Honduras                   invited to evaluate the After Action Review of
                                            the exercises
                                                                                         MAY 2006
 FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force: Weapons   To provide significant and practical training                  St. Thomas            -Community Preparedness Manager, DDM
  of Mass Destruction                       for First Responders and to coordinate with                   (1st – 5th May)        -Emergency Communications Officer, DDM
                                            numerous agencies who are normally not                                               (Funding through overseas travel vote)
                                            involved in traditional response.




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                                           This workshop is designed for people with           Bournemouth, UK        Training and Research Officer, DDM
                                           existing responsibilities for disaster               (1st -19th May)       (Funded By DFID/NEMOT)
                                           management. It is delivered through a
                                           combination of lectures, indoor simulation
 UNCLAS: Disaster Management Training     exercises, field visits, discussion sessions and
                                           case studies.

 Turks & Cacaos Disaster Management       To orient TCI disaster managers in Planning          Turks & Cacaos        Director, DDM
  Training                                 issues for hurricanes and disaster relief and         (9th -11th May)      Community Preparedness Manager
                                           recovery efforts                                                           (Funded by CDERA)
                                           To train emergency responders to identify                 Tortola          -Fire and Rescue Personnel
 ECAT Training for Beef Island Fire &     and provide treatment for most injuries and           (15th-19th May)
Rescue Personnel                           medical problems they may encounter at an
                                           emergency or disaster scene
                                           To focus on how government and non-                      Antigua           Mr. Orville Clarke
                                           governmental organizations can work                  (15th -17th May)      (Funded trough overseas travel vote )
                                           together to include animals in disaster
                                           reduction and response. The training will also
 The 2006 Caribbean Animal Welfare        include information on how animal diseases
Conference                                 that affect humans can be controlled before,
                                           during and after disasters
                                           To encourage neighbouring nations to fully              St. Thomas         -BVI Ports Authority
 Spring 2006 Caribbean Regional           develop and improve joint response to                (16th – 19th May)     -Conservation & Fisheries
Response Team (CRRT) Meeting               significant pollution incidents within the                                 -BVI Fire & Rescue
                                           Caribbean region.
                                                                                                                      -Community Preparedness Manager, DDM
                                                                                                                      (Funding through overseas travel vote)
                                           To train emergency responders to identify                Tortola           -Government personnel
 ECAT Training for Government Agencies    and provide treatment for most injuries and          (22nd-27th May)
                                           medical problems they may encounter at an
                                           emergency or disaster scene
                                           To enhance understanding among key DRR                  Barbados           Chief Planner, Louis Potter
                                           stakeholders in the Region of the scope of              (26th May)         Town & Country Planning
                                           process and net benefits of integrating DRR                                (Funded By CDB: Caribbean Development Bank)
 CDB-ProVention Consortium Regional       into national development planning and To
  Seminar on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk   present proposals for the development of
  Reduction into National Development      tools for measuring and monitoring progress in
  Planning in the Caribbean                mainstreaming DRR at the national which
                                           addresses the specific characteristics of the
                                           Caribbean.
 United Nations Disaster Assessment       To reinforce the UNDAC Regional Team and                 Panama            Director, DDM
  Coordination (UNDAC) Team Induction      enhance the capacity in the Americas region        (28th May – 9th June)   (Funded by UNDAC )
  Course                                   to support coordination of international
                                           assistance in disaster situations




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                                                                                     JUNE 2006
 3rd Meeting of the Design and           To present the first draft of the course to the             Barbados          Chief Planner, Mr. Louis Potter
  Development Group for the CDB-OFDA      Design and Development Group, for                         (6th -9th June)     Town & Country Planning
  Course on an Introduction to Natural    technical review and comment as well as to                                    (Funded By CDB: Caribbean Development Bank)
  Hazard Risk Reduction                   discuss plans for widespread dissemination of
                                          the course, once finished.
                                          To review the action points highlighted at the               Tortola          -Members of the National Disaster Management Council
                                          previous meeting and to receive national                   (15th June)        (NDMC)
                                          sub-committee reports on the level of
 National Disaster Management Council    preparedness of the Territory
  (NDMC) Meeting
                                          To welcome and update the new Governor
                                          and Chairman of the Council, Mr. David
                                          Pearey
 CARIFORUM Task Force on Natural         To initiate discussions on a network and                     Guyana           Deputy Director PWD ,Dr. Drexel Glasgow
  Disasters                               dialoguing on cooperation opportunities and              (15th -16th June)    (Funded By CDERA)
                                          mechanisms among CARIFORUM states,                         (Postponed)
                                          driven by the SIDS/POA and the Hyogo
                                          Declaration
                                          Postponed…
 Search and Rescue Operations Training   To equip participants with the necessary skills             Barbados          Sub-Officer Roy Thomas
  of Trainers                             needed to be certified trainers in Search and            (20th -24th June)    (Funded By CDERA)
                                          Rescue operations, to channel participants in
                                          organizing a national Search and Rescue
                                          Team.
 CDB/IADB Joint Initiative on            To encourage and support countries in the                   Barbados          Ms. Merlene Harrigan, Deputy Director Development
  Mainstreaming Disaster Risk             Region to integrate DMR in their strategic and           (26th -27th June)    Planning Unit
  Management: Technical Workshop on       operational planning.                                                         (Funded By CDB: Caribbean Development Bank)
  the Management of Disaster Risk
  through Fiscal and Budget
 Joint Meeting of Disaster Managers &    To promote a closer liaison between the                Antigua & Barbuda      Mr. Dale Lake, Emergency Operation Manager
  Meteorological Officers Workshop        regional communities of Disaster Managers               (27th – 30th June)    Mr. Jasen Penn, Emergency Operations Officer
                                          and Meteorological officers.                                                  (Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change, MACC)
 Regional Search & Rescue Inventory      To orient participating states in the use and               Antigua           Enis Pickering, BVI Fire & Rescue Services
  Database Training                       update of CDERA’s online Regional Search &                 (29th June)        (CDERA)
                                          Rescue Inventory Database.
                                          To review the work of the agency, approve its           St. Kitts and Nevis   Mr. Otto O‟Neal, P.S. Deputy Governor‟s Office
 15th Council Meeting of CDERA           work programme and administrative budget                    (30th June)       Mrs. Kharia Christopher-, Sister Islands Coordinator
                                          and make any other major policy decisions                                     (Funded By CDERA)
                                          required.
                                                                                    JULY 2006
 Warehouse and Commodity                 To Complement the round of national                         Barbados          Mr. Cecil Jeffery, Facilities and Maintenance Technician
  Management                              warehouse management training delivered                   (10th 12th July)    (Funded by CDERA and WFP)
                                          under the UN SAR Project




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 PAHO Sub-Regional Workshop for             To development a draft National Influenza                Barbados          Dr. Reginald Georges, BVI Health Services Mr. Orville
Preparedness and Prevention of Avian and     Pandemic Preparedness Plan (NIPPP) that                (19th -21st July)   Clarke, Dep‟t of Agriculture, Ms. Sheniah Armstrong, DDM
Pandemic Influenza                           incorporates human and veterinary health as                                (Funded by PAHO)
                                             well as all other pertinent issues.
 National Search & Rescue Team              To increase the search and rescue capacity              Virgin Gorda       Virgin Gorda, Fire & Rescue Service Officers
  Development Training                       of the BVI’s Fire & Rescue Services by training        (11th -13th July)
                                             current officers in Search & Rescue
                                             Procedures and preparing a National SAR
                                             Team to assist in Regional Response.
 Development of Operational                 To develop the EDF & USAID Proposal for                  Barbados          Director of Disaster Management
  Programme Estimate for the Institutional   Public Informational and Educational Projects          (19th -21st July)   Funded by CDERA
  Support and Capacity Building for DM in
  the Caribbean Project




                                                                                 AUGUST 2006
 Presentation to Rotary Club on BVI’s       To educate the members of the Rotary Club                  Tortola         -Community Preparedness Manager
  Disaster Response Mechanism                on the BVI’s Disaster Response Mechanism                (3rd August)       -Rotary Club
 Heavy Equipment Operators Workshop         To enable workers to recognize the hazards                 Tortola         -General Public
                                             associated with heavy equipment operations              (17th August)
 Community Emergency Response               To educate and train the Virgin Gorda                   Virgin Gorda       -Community Preparedness Manager
  Training (CERT)                            community on community emergency                      (25th-26th August)   -Virgin Gorda Community
                                             response
 Amateur Radio Operators Intermediate       To sit the Amateur Radio Operators                       Puerto Rico       Mr. Jasen Penn, Emergency Communications Officer
  Exams                                      Intermediate Exams.                                     (26th August)
 Disaster Risk Management: An               To expose representatives of stakeholder                  Barbados         Mr. Louis Potter, Chief Planner, Town & Country Planning
  Introduction, Pilot Training Course        agencies to a course package containing              (29th -31st August)   Department
                                             key concepts of disaster risk reduction as well                            Funded By CDB: Caribbean Development Bank)
                                             as its practical application.
                                                                                   SEPTEMBER 2006
 Communities in Disaster Risk               To provide a forum for discussion of the role of    Trinidad & Tobago      Training and Research Officer
  Management: A Call to Action               the individual and the community in disaster         (12th September)      (Overseas Travel Vote)
                                             risk management, and to explore and devise
                                             strategies for community involvement in
                                             disaster risk management.




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 Using the Online CDM Database (Part 1)      To teach participants how to use the Online                Barbados          Ms. Simone Lettsome, Administrative Officer, DDM
                                              CDM database to enter and maintain details            (15th September)       (Funded by CDERA, USAID and CDB)
                                              of activities planned or undertaken in support
                                              of the CDM Strategy, and to use the
                                              database to retrieve and analyze information
                                              on CDM activities in the region.
 Logistical Support Systems (LSS) Training   To facilitate the Logistical Support System                 Anguilla         Mr. Cecil Alex Jeffery, Facilities and Maintenance
                                              (LSS) workshop and train participants to work      (19th – 21st September)   Technician
                                              in port if entries and warehouses registering all                            (Funded by PAHO)
                                              movement of humanitarian supplies in the
                                              event of a disaster.
 Using ICT for Effective Disaster            Utilizing the International Telecommunication              Jamaica           Emergency Communications Manager
  Management                                  Union for more effect disaster management          (26th - 28th September)   Emergency Communications Officer
                                              procedures.                                                                  (Overseas Travel Vote)
                                                                                      OCTOBER 2006
 Adobe Video Editing Training                To familiarize participants to ADOBE Video            Atlanta, GA. USA       Ms. Natasha Lettsome, Information and Training Manager
                                              Editing Software for Focus Production                (8th -11th October)     Ms. Sheniah Armstrong,

 Lessons Learned Re: Floods in Suriname      To attend the Lessons Learnt Exercise in                   Suriname          No Attendance
                                              reference to the Suriname Floods and to              (9th -11th October)     (Funded by PAHO)
                                              facilitate contingency Planning sessions in
                                              liaison with the MoH Suriname.
 CARICOM Planning Meeting of the             To address issues posed by the Caribbean’s               Barbados            No Attendance
  NDC’s for CWC 2007                          non-host countries of Cricket World Cup 2007           (10th October)
                                              and to identify the state of readiness for each
                                              host nation.
 Airport Simulation Table Top Exercise       To prepare emergency response personnel                    Tortola           -Emergency Response Personnel
                                              for the annual Airport Simulation Exercise             (13th October)


                                              To encourage neighbouring nations to fully               Puerto Rico         -Ms. Simone Lettsome, Administrative Officer, DDM
 Caribbean Regional Response Team            develop and improve joint response to                (23rd-27th October)     (Funding through overseas travel vote)
  (CRRT) Meeting                              significant pollution incidents within the
                                              Caribbean region
 Education Stakeholder’s Consultation        To provide a forum for stakeholders dialogue               Jamaica           Mrs. Debra Hodge
                                              on risk management issues for the sector and         (24th-25th October)     Assistant Human Resources Director, HLSCC
                                              agree on a strategic framework, anchored in                                  (Funded by CDERA and UWI)
                                              the CDM for addressing these.
                                                                                      NOVEMBER 2006
 CDERA Legal Sub-committee Meeting           To review CDERA’s legislation as it pertains to         St. Kitts/ Nevis     Mrs. Dancia Penn Sallah, Deputy Governor
                                              participation member-states.                          (18th November)        (Funded by CDERA)
PAHO: Leaders Course                          To enrich stakeholders with skills in the field of         Jamaica           Ms. Sheniah Armstrong, Community Preparedness
                                              disaster risk reduction and to meet the needs       (20th November – 1st     Manager, DDM
                                              of small developing island states                        December)




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 Workshop on Hydro-Meteorological         To introduce participants to current Hydro-               Mexico          Mr. Dale Lake, Emergency Communications Manager,
Warning Systems                            meteorological Warning Systems and those to      (13th – 15th November)   DDM
                                           be installed in Mexico. Describe its                                      (Funded by CDERA)
                                           functioning, operation, calibration, data
                                           interpretation, and to discuss the social
                                           response in an emergency situation
                                                                                 DECEMBER 2006
                                           To review current knowledge about mass                     Tortola        -Delegates from 21 countries in Region
                                           fatality management and contingency                (6th-8th December)     -BVI RVI Police Force
 Contingency Planning for Mass Fatality   planning, learn from experiences of other                                 -BVI Ministry, Health & Welfare
Disasters in the Caribbean                 countries and understand the management                                   -BVI Health Authority Board
                                           of foreign nationals and tourists                                         (Funded by PAHO, BVI DDM)
                                           To teach participants how to use the Online              Barbados         Ms. Simone Lettsome, Administrative Officer, DDM
                                           CDM database to enter and maintain details       (11th -15th December)    (Funded by CDERA, USAID and CDB)
 Using the Online CDM Database (Part 2)   of activities planned or undertaken in support
                                           of the CDM Strategy, and to use the
                                           database to retrieve and analyze information
                                           on CDM activities in the region.




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                                                                                          Appendix IV

                                       2006 PRESS RELEASE LIST
Topic                                                                            Date                  Website update
Zeta still lurking in Atlantic                                                1/6/2006                      No

4.0 earthquake felt in VI                                                     1/13/2006                  1/13/2006
Another earthquake shakes VI                                                  1/16/2006                  1/18/2006
Safer building course commences                                               1/24/2006                   2/3/2006
Siren press release                                                           1/25/2006                  1/26/2006
Champ sustainability workshop                                                  2/7/2006                   2/7/2006
Elton Georges attend Geneva meeting                                           2/13/2006                  2/16/2006
National relief policy revised                                                2/20/2006                  2/20/2006
NDMC meeting                                                                  2/21/2006                  2/21/2006
Weapons of mass destruction training                                          2/22/2006                  2/21/2006
Testing National Siren                                                        2/23/2006                  2/23/2006
Warehouse management course                                                   2/27/2006                  2/27/2006
Table top exercise                                                            2/24/2006                  2/27/2006
Awards ceremony press notice                                                  2/28/2006                      No
Safer building awards ceremony                                                 3/2/2006                   3/2/2006
5.3 earthquake felt in VI vicinity                                             3/3/2006                   3/3/2006
2 earthquakes felt in 24 hours                                                 3/3/2006                   3/3/2006
Press notice handing over ceremony                                            3/14/2006                      No
DDM honors Swains memory                                                      3/16/2006                  3/16/2006
Siren press release                                                           3/22/2006                  3/22/2006
Bulletin Board Item                                                           3/27/2006                  3/28/2006

Siren press release                                                           4/26/2006                  3/26/2006

Mass causality management press release                                       4/26/2006                  3/26/2006
ECAT press release                                                            5/15/2006                  5/15/2006
Hurricane predictions release                                                 5/22/2006                  5/22/2006

Governor's Message                                                             6/1/2006                   6/1/2006
Awards ceremony 2nd cadre of students                                         6/16/2006                  6/16/2006
NDMC meeting                                                                  6/20/2006                  6/21/2006
NDMC restructure                                                              6/20/2006                  6/21/2006
Siren press release                                                           6/21/2006                  6/21/2006
Earthquake news release                                                       6/29/2006                  6/29/2006
Earthquake news release                                                       6/30/2006                  6/30/2006

Emergency Page Fully Functional                                               6/30/2006
VHF radio course                                                               7/7/2006                   7/7/2006
Motion Sensor Project                                                         7/20/2006                  7/24/2006
CERT Bulletin                                                                 7/21/2006                  7/21/2000


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Siren press release                                                           7/26/2006                7/26/2006
Weather Advisory                                                              7/28/2006                7/28/2006
Siren press release                                                           7/28/2006                7/28/2006
Weather Advisory                                                              7/27/2006                7/27/2006
Pandemic meeting                                                              7/24/2006                7/24/2006

Weather Advisory (5) during Chris                                             8/1/2006                 8/1/2006
Emergency page activated                                                      8/1/2006                 8/1/2006
6 information releases send out during tropical storm Chris
Boaters/businesses/debris management                                           8/1/2006                 8/1/2006
Supplies kit/as the storm approaches/electricity                               8/1/2006                 8/1/2006
Final advisory tropical storm Chris                                            8/3/2006                 8/3/2003
Emergency page disabled                                                        8/3/2006                 8/3/2006
Colorado amended hurricane predictions                                         8/4/2006                 8/4/2006
NOAA's predictions                                                            8/11/2006                8/11/2006
Earthquake news release                                                       8/14/2006                8/14/2006
Weather advisory                                                              8/14/2006                8/14/2006
Earthquake campaign release                                                   8/14/2006                8/14/2006
Earthquake news release                                                       8/15/2006                8/15/2006
Explanation of earthquake release                                             8/15/2006                8/15/2006
Heavy equipment operators release                                             8/17/2006                8/17/2006
Tropical Depression #4 Develops                                               8/21/2006                8/21/2006
Weather Advisory                                                              8/22/2006                8/22/2006
Tropical Storm Debbie                                                         8/23/2006                8/23/2006
Siren press release                                                           8/23/2006                8/23/2006
Weather Advisory`                                                             8/23/2006                8/23/2006
Tropical Disturbance #35                                                      8/24/2006                8/24/2006
5th Tropical Depression                                                       8/24/2006                8/24/2006
Overturned Badge                                                              8/25/2006                8/25/2006
Tropical Storm Ernesto                                                        8/25/2006                8/25/2006
Cert Training                                                                 8/28/2006                8/26/2006
Badge Sinks                                                                   8/29/2006                8/26/2006
Siren Story                                                                   8/30/2006                8/30/2006
Tropical Depression                                                            9/4/2006                 9/4/2006
September Hurricane Predictions                                                9/4/2006                 9/4/2006
Tropical Depression                                                            9/4/2006                 9/4/2006
Tropical depression #6                                                         9/5/2006                 9/5/2006
Tropical depression noon report                                                9/5/2006                 9/5/2006
Tropical depression 5pm report                                                 9/5/2006                 9/5/2006
9am Florence                                                                   9/6/2006                 9/6/2006
5pm Florence                                                                   9/6/2006                 9/6/2006
5pm Florence                                                                   9/7/2006                 9/7/2006
1pm Depression #7                                                             9/11/2006                9/11/2006
Weather                                                                       9/12/2006                9/12/2006
Weather                                                                       9/12/2006                9/12/2006
Weather                                                                       9/13/2006                9/13/2006
Weather                                                                       9/13/2006                9/13/2006
Weather                                                                       9/14/2006                9/14/2006

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Weather                                                                      9/14/2006                 9/14/2006
Weather                                                                      9/15/2006                 9/15/2006
Weather                                                                      9/15/2006                 9/15/2006
Weather                                                                      9/18/2006                 9/18/2006
Siren Release                                                                9/20/2006                 9/18/2006
Focus Ad                                                                     9/23/2006                 9/23/2006
Tropical Disturbance #50                                                     9/23/2006                 9/23/2006
Focus Ad                                                                     9/27/2006                 9/27/2006
School Fire Project                                                          9/27/2006                 9/27/2006
Tropical Disturbance #53                                                     9/28/2006                 9/28/2006
Weather                                                                      9/29/2006                 9/29/2006
6.0 Earthquake in Trinidad                                                   9/29/2006                 9/29/2006
Aftershocks in Trinidad                                                      9/30/2006                 9/30/2006
Safer Building Level Awards                                                  10/5/2006                 10/5/2006
BVI gets ready for simulation exercise                                       10/6/2006                 10/6/2006
Consultant delivers QRAP report                                              10/10/2006                10/10/2006
IDDR Day release                                                             10/11/2006                10/11/2006
Weather                                                                      10/13/2006                10/13/2006
Government Agencies prepares for simulation                                  10/13/2006                10/15/2006
Table top exercise                                                           10/16/2006                10/16/2006
Flash Flood Warning issued for BVI                                           10/19/2006                10/19/2006
HLSCC Safer building graduates ceremony                                      10/20/2006                10/20/2006
Frett Yard                                                                   10/25/2006                10/25/2006
Simulation Exercise                                                          10/27/2006                10/27/2006
Anegada Siren Installed                                                      11/9/2006                 11/9/2006
Siren Release                                                                11/22/2006                11/22/2006
JVD siren                                                                    12/4/2006                 12/4/2006




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                                                                                            Appendix V
                                   WEBSITE STATISTICS

                    The website was updated 122 times for 2006 and received 5,132 hits.




      Month            Hits          Files          Pages          Visits         Sites        K. Bytes
     February          204           111              69             34            511         239,562
      March            178           101              71             41            508         200,783
       April           175            95              59             36            524         189,244
       May             336           190             101             56            779         529,102
       June            467           239             144             61            764         537,268
       July            290           169             116             56            661         170,593
      August          1,324          722             424            113           1344         818,369
    September          714           400             237             94            823         642,349
     October           698           374             205             93            854         715,357
    November           490           270             157             99            764         601,634
    December           425           224             136             88            746         664,699




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                                                                                              APPENDIX VI

PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED AND MEDIA BROADCAST PROGRAMMING
                         LIST

Publications
    Waste Oil Brochure

12 editions of Focus was produced and aired                        In addition ads for Hurricanes, Earthquakes
    1. Jan- Safer Building Course                                                       and Tsunamis
    2. Feb-Waste Oil Disposal                                      General preparedness ads
    3. March- Avian Flu
    4. April- Hazardous Materials                          6 Editions of DDM was produced and aired
    5. May- Mitigation Hazard Impact                          1. Waste Oil Disposal
    6. June- Hurricane Preparedness                           2. Hurricane Preparedness
    7. July-Strong Motion Sensors                             3. Hurricane Preparedness
    8. Aug-Earthquake & Tsunami Safety                        4. Earthquake Safety
    9. Sept- Heavy Equipment Operators Workshop               5. IDDR Day
    10. Oct- IDDR Day                                         6. Holiday Edition
    11. Nov- Safety
    12. Dec- Simulation Exercise                           TV Programs
                                                               2 Safer building commercials
Radio commercials produced & aired                             Heavy equipment operators commercial
    3 Waste Oil Commercials                                   Waste Oil
    2 Disaster Digest ads                                     2 safer building award ceremonies were produced
    2 survey                                                    and aired
    3 IDDR Day                                                A message from the governor at the beginning of
    4 Holiday ads                                               hurricane season was produced and aired
    5 Electricity Ads                                         16 TV commercials were produced
    1 sponsor ad for DDM radio
    Siren ad
    2 electricity ads
    Tsunami Commercial
    4 Electricity Energy Savers Ads
    4 Holiday Safety Ads




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                                         2006 RAINFALL STATISTICS – Appendix VII
                        10                                                                                             Paraquita Bay

                         9
                                                                                                                       Valley Virgin
                         8                                                                                             Gorda
                         7
                                                                                                                       Disaster
                         6                                                                                             Managent
               Inches




                         5                                                                                             Chalwell
                         4
                         3                                                                                             Brewers Bay

                         2
                                                                                                                       Anegada
                         1
                         0
                             January     March          May              July         September        November
                                           RAIN DATA 2006 for BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
                                       Paraquita     Valley Virgin    Disaster         Chalwell        Brewers Bay   Anegada
                                       Bay           Gorda            Management
                        January                                            5.41             5.07            6.25
                        February                                           2.33             1.34            1.67
                        March                                                               1.5             2.54
                        April                                              2.33             2.69            3.91
                        May                                                3.25             5.5             6.52
                        June                              3.2              4.66             2.49            4.22
                        July                              2.86             8.53             4.99            7.28
                        August             0.34                            2.12             5.21            9.11
                        September          1.53                            2.81             3.08            4.17         1.68
                        October            2.41                            1.32             5.04            8.17         0.33
                        November           0.18                            2.33             1.98            2.45         0.52
                        December                                           3.88             2.39            4.7          1.55
                                          4.46           6.06            38.97            41.28           60.99          4.08




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  DISASTER PREPAREDNESS VHF RADIO NETWORK STATISTICS FOR
                   2006 – APPENDIX VIII A
                                                                                                                                       Anegada District Office (ZJA-2)
                  160
                           160
                                                                                                                                       Valley Virgin Gorda (ZJV)

                                                                                                                                       J.V.D. Police (ZJJ-1)
                  140
                                                                                                                                       J.V.D.District Officer(ZJJ-3)

                                                                                                                                       Beef Island Tower (ZJB)

                  120                                                                                                                  Airport FireStation(ZJB-1)
                                                                                                                                 120
                                                                                                                                       Airport Manager (ZJB-3)

                                                                                                                                       Airport CFOfficer(ZJB-4)
                  100
                                                                                                                                       P.W.D. (ZJK)

                                                                                                                                       VISAR
                   80                                                                                                                  Electricity Board (ZJO)

                                                                                                                                       West End Police (ZJW)

                   60                                                                                                                  West End (ZJW-1)

                                                                                                                                       East End Police (ZJE)

                                                                                                                                       East End (ZJE-1)
                   40
                                                                                                                                       East End/Long Look (ZJE-2)

                                                                                                                                       Virgin Gorda Police (ZJG)

                   20                                                    22                                                            VI Fire & Rescue (ZJF)
                                               6           8
                                                                    14            0       0         0   11           0
                                 0    0                0       0                                             0
                                                                                               7                             8
                       0




  DISASTER PREPAREDNESS VHF RADIO NETWORK STATISTICS FOR
                   2006 – APPENDIX VIII B
                                                                                                                                        Police Headquarters (ZJH)
                  90
                                                                                                                                        Peebles Hospital (ZJX)
                                                                                                        86
                  80                                           83                                                                       Health Department (ZJX-1)

                                                                                                                                        Health Department (ZJX-2)

                  70             73                                                                                                     Health Department (ZJX-3)
                                                                    68                             68
                                                                                                                                        Chalwell Edwin Adams(ZJF-1)
                                                                                              65
                  60
                                                                                                                                        Ports Authority (ZJY)

                                                                                                                                        Ports Authority (ZJY-1)
                  50
                                                                                                                                        Marine Services (ZJD)

                                                                                                                                        ZBVI
                  40
                                                                                                                                        Telecommunications (ZJT)
                                          37
                                                                                                                                        RedCross- Road Town
                  30
                                                                                                                                        RedCross -East End

                  20                                                                                                                    RedCross -Virgin Gorda

                                                                                                                                        S.T. Planning Officer (ZJQ)
                                                                                                                                 16
                  10

                            1                      7       7                  0       6                                  0
                                                                                                                 0
                   0




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                                                                                                                                   Director DDM (ZJP)
                 100
                                                                                                                                   Corbie Richards E.E. (ZJP-3)
                                                                 98
                                97                                                                                                 Alex Jeffrey (ZJP-4)
                 90                                                                                                                Lennox Matthew (ZJP-5)
                                                                                                                                   Andra Phillip (ZJP-6)
                                                                                                                                   Elizabeth Boyles (ZJP-8)
                 80
                                                                                                                                   Alicia Paul Pres. DAC(ZJP-9)
                                                                                                                                   Dept. of GIS (ZJN-1)
                 70                                                                            71   72                             Virgin Gorda Clinic (ZJV-2)
                                                                                                                                   Deputy Governor (ZJL)

                 60                                                                                                                V.G. North Sound Clinic(ZJN)
                                                                                                                                   Scot Joseph Purcell (ZJK-1)
                                                                           57
                                                                                                                                   Sea Cows Bay (ZJC-1)
                 50                                                             53
                                                                                                                                   Water & Sewerage (ZJU)
                                                                                                                                   Robert Harewood(ZJI) CPO

                 40                             42                                                                                 Huntums Ghut (ZJR-1)
                                                                                                                                   Road Town (ZJR)
                                                                                                                                   Brewers Bay C. Centre(ZJC-3)
                 30
                                                                                                                                   Fahie Hill (ZJS-1)
                           26        26                                                                                            Min. Comm & Works (ZJV-1)
                 20
                                           20
                                                                      19
                                                                                                         18
                 10

                                                     0       0                       0    0                    0       0   0   1
                  0




  DISASTER PREPAREDNESS VHF RADIO NETWORK STATISTICS FOR
                   2006 – APPENDIX VIII D

                                                                                                                                   TSMU (ZJT-1)
                   90
                                      88                                                                                           Governor's Office (ZJZ)

                                                                                                                                   Cane Garden Bay Clinic(ZJO-3)
                   80
                                                                                                                                   Facilities

                   70                                                                                                              Marine Base (ZJH-2)

                                                                                                                                   Boy Scouts (ZJO-1)

                   60                                                 61                                                           Cons. & Fisheries (ZJO-2)

                                                                                              56                                   Inform.Training Manager(ZJC-2)
                   50
                                                                                                                                   Training & Research Officer(ZJC-4)

                                                                                                                                   Health Disaster Coordinator(ZJC-5)
                   40
                                                                                                                                   Administrative Officer (ZJC-7)

                   30                                                                                                              Dale Lake ETM (ZJT-2)
                                                                                                          31
                                                                                                                                   Jasen Penn ETO (ZJT-3)
                                                                                     25
                   20

                                                                                                    16
                   10

                                0               0        0       0              1                                  1       6
                       0




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            NEBS TEST STATISTICS FOR 2006 – APPENDIX IX
             3




            2.5




             2




            1.5                                                                                  ZKING
                                                                                                 ZBVI
                                                                                                 ZROD


             1




            0.5




             0
                   January        March     May       July       September    November




            SIREN TEST STATISTICS FOR 2006 – APPENDIX X
                   3




                  2.5




                   2




                                                                                                  Anegada
                  1.5
                                                                                                  Jost Van Dyke
                                                                                                  East End
                                                                                                  Russel Hill


                   1




                  0.5




                   0
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