Press Release: 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

April 08, 2021 

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

Today, Thursday, April 08 2021 researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) released their predictions for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season as an “Above Average,” with seventeen (17) named storms and eight (8) hurricanes.  Of the eight hurricanes, four (4) are expected to be major, according to the researchers at CSU.

public notice: foreign and commonwealth office, FCO (OTs) disaster management seminar


Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FCO (OT) Disaster Management Seminar March 8th – 19th March 2021

On Monday, March 8th – 19th March 2021, four staff members from the Turks and Caicos Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies joined other disaster management professionals from the British Overseas Territories to participate in an institutional capacity development Disaster Management Seminar hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in collaboration with Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC) at via zoom.

public notice: caribe wave tsunami exercise march 11 2021

Caribe Wave Tsunami Exercise   

On March 11, 2021, the Turks and Caicos Islands will join other localities in the Caribbean and adjacent regions as a participant in the Regional Tsunami Exercise CARIBE WAVE 21.  The major exercise objectives are for participating countries Emergency Management stakeholders and communities at risk to test, validate and update their local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the region. Regular exercising of response plans is critical to maintaining readiness for an emergency. This is particularly true for the Turks and Caicos Islands, where tsunamis are infrequent but can be of very high impact.

public notice: fire prevention week campaign february 22nd - 26th 2021


FIRE PREVENTION WEEK CAMPAIGN February 22nd – 26th 2021

The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME), in conjunction with the Turks and Caicos Fire and Rescue Service, will be hosting a Fire Prevention Campaign during the week of February 22nd – 26th 2021, as part of a national effort to increase fire safety. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week is “LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” 

public notice: Launch of the Caribbean COVID-19 food security and livelihoods survey

Nearly a year after the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the Caribbean, CARICOM is launching the third round of the Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Survey. Following the July 2020 survey, which found an increasing number of households affected by income loss, along with a worsening impact on food security, this round aims to capture the current state of affairs and analyse how impacts on livelihoods, food security, and markets have shifted since the onset of the crisis.

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