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MEDIA RELEASE- ODPM COORDINATES DISASTER RELIEF SUPPLIES TO ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

MEDIA RELEASE

Friday 09th April 2021                                                                                                    For Immediate Release

 

ODPM COORDINATES DISASTER RELIEF SUPPLIES TO

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

 

The Ministry of National Security is coordinating efforts to render support to St Vincent and the Grenadines in light of the eruption of the La Soufriere Volcano. Through coordinated efforts between the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) assisted with relief supplies to the Government and the People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  

This morning, a C26 aircraft from the Regional Security System (RSS) took on board 75 sleeping cots at the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard’s Ulric Cross Air Station (UCAS), Piarco.  This afternoon another flight is scheduled to return to collect 225 additional sleeping cots, all of which will be delivered to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The ODPM’s National Emergency Operations Centre remains on high alert to support the efforts of the CDEMA, and St Vincent’s National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).

 

PHOTOS AND CAPTIONS

Photo and Caption 1: ODPM and Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force personnel load sleeping cots onto the C26 Regional Security System (RSS) aircraft, at the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard’s Ulric Cross Air Station (UCAS), Piarco to support relief efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 

 

 

Photo and Caption 2: (L) ODPM’s Relief Officer, Mr Keion Wight verifying the number of sleeping cots being loaded by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force onto the C26 Regional Security System (RSS) aircraft, at the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard’s Ulric Cross Air Station (UCAS), Piarco to support relief efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

 

To view the full Press Release please click here. 

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Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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