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Family Island Administrators got first-hand view of NEMA in action as visit coincided with the Agency’s National Emergency Operations Centre being in Partial Activation mode

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) hosted incoming Family Island Administrators, in addition to officials from the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the United States Forestry Service to a series of meetings at the Agency’s headquarters located Gladstone Road and NEMA ’s Way.  The visit with the Family Island Administrators, September 28, 2022 was part of a long, and ongoing collaboration between NEMA and the Department of Local Government to bring incoming Administrators up to speed on the role of the Family Island Administrator, and the National Emergency Management Agency, in the country’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Strategy.  The Island Administrators got a first-hand view of NEMA in action as the visit coi...

NEMA Director Partially Activates NEOC

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA), National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) was partially activated at 6pm Tuesday evening (September 27) for further monitoring of Hurricane Ian, following the issuance of a Tropical Storm Warning for the Islands of Grand Bahama and the Biminis by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology. The NEOC will remain open throughout the response period. A Tropical Storm Warning means that Tropical Storm conditions could be experienced in the mentioned islands within 36 hours. During Partial Activation, certain NEOC Team Members (known as Emergency Support Functions) are activated to monitor certain risks and/or hazards in areas that could be impacted by weather conditions associated with the passage of a storm, and as a means o...

NEMA Director Partially Activates NEOC