Fifth Disaster Management Knowledge Exchange held in The Bahamas

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    12 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    23 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 121 km ESE of Mil’kovo, Russia

    59 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - N of Ishim, Tyumen - Russia

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Soufrière St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - St. Louis, MO--IL Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kilgore, TX Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semisopochnoi, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carthage, MS Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brainerd, MN Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Nasir, Upper Nile - South Sudan

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Tekax, Yucatn - Mexico

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Super Typhoon - Surigae

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    5 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    6 hours ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - NE of Louangphrabang - Laos

    7 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Lewotolo, Indonesia

    12 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 48 km SSE of Banda Aceh, Indonesia

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Mariana Islands region

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Guinea

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Fiji region

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - 243 km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Pakistan

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Mexico

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Paraguay

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Bolivar, Colombia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Putumayo, Colombia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Brazil

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Madiun Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Southern Alaska, United States

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro, Panama

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Pernambuco State, Brazil

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfires - Valparaiso, Vina del Mar and Quilpue, Chile

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    20 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Nauta District, Loreto, Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Ciamis Regency, West Java, Indonesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kadovar, Papua New Guinea

    2 days ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern Africa

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tarime District, Tanzania

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Colombia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Las Amazonas, Loreto, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Pajarillo, San Martin, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Raung, Indonesia

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Butembo, DRC

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    8 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    8 months ago WARNING

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June 18, 2015

This month, the 2015 National Bahamas Knowledge Exchange was held in Nassau. The three-day event took place June 2-4, and brought together Family Island administrators under the theme “Be Disaster Aware! Building Disaster Resilient Communities.”

This was the fifth event held since 2010, in order to provide an interactive environment in which disaster management professionals from the United States and The Bahamas can exchange ideas and information to work toward solving problems facing The Bahamas during a disaster. The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) hosted the event, which was funded by the U.S. Northern Command (US NORTHCOM), and facilitated by the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC).

This year’s event focused on effective disaster management, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) best practices, community engagement and effective communication, and working with the media. Approximately 60 participants attended, including Family Island administrators representing the southern Bahamas, national government representatives, and members of the public, private, and non-governmental organization (NGO) community.

Welcoming remarks were provided by Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Rt. Hon. Perry Christie; U.S. Chargé d’Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Lisa Johnson; Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Captain Stephen Russell; US NORTHCOM Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) Officer, Jeffrey B. Smith; and Pacific Disaster Center Director of Disaster Services, Dr. Erin Hughey.

Planning for the sixth knowledge exchange is underway, which is scheduled for 2016.

For related information on The Bahamas Knowledge Exchange Conferences:
• See the 2014 Knowledge Exchange article,
• Read about the first PDC-NEMA Knowledge Exchange event series,
• Learn how PDC assisted Northern Bahamas with disaster preparedness, or
• View an article from the Embassy of the US Nassau, Bahamas.

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