DDME actions defended by Deputy Premier

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Oct 2015 – It would have been unlawful for the Department Disaster Management and Emergencies to issue a watch or warning independent of international agencies as Hurricane Joaquin approached; this from the Acting Premier, Akierra MIsick. During a PTV8 interview, it was said there was no scientific information to call for it and, that action from DDME would have been a breach of protocol. The Turks and Caicos was never placed under watch or warning until later on Thursday; by then many areas were out of electricity, flooded and being battered by storm surges and winds. The community continues to say they wish they had more warning to prepare for the category four hurricane. On the weekend, the Premier said information dispatch could have been better and that he believes new systems in country will add to notices emanating from outside agencies. TCI: Hard-working DDME lauded as Hurricane Preparedness Month officially opened Related Items:akierra missick, DDME, hurricane joaquin, warning Recommended for you TCI: More active Hurricane Season predicted and DDME gives thorough update on its readiness Turks and Caicos is first to add Disaster Management to the Tourism portfoliolast_img

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