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National Emergency and Disaster Management Act (No. 15 of 2006)

This act provides for prevention, preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery in relation to hazards, disasters and emergencies in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  In so doing, it  focuses on  effective disaster management and the establishment of a framework for ensuring that agencies, organisations and persons involved in disaster management effectively perform their functions.

Highlights

Subcommittees of the National Emergency Council (Section 9(1))

The National Emergency Council shall establish sub-committees as may be necessary, including sub-committees responsible for public information, training and education.

National Disaster Management Plan (Section 17(2))

The National Disaster Management Plan shall contain details of arrangements under the coordination of the Director for prevention, preparedness, response and recovery in relation to disasters, including procedures for informing persons and the public in the State and elsewhere of the existence of a disaster alert or a disaster.

Date

19/10/2006

Type

Laws and regulations

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