TAMCC Participates in NaDMA’s Caribe Wave 24 Tsunami Exercise

The T. A. Marryshow Community College collaborated with the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) on Thursday March 21, 2024 to execute a tsunami drill for the Annual Caribe Wave 24 Exercise.

The annual regional exercise, which began in 2011, allows emergency management organisations throughout the region to exercise their operational lines of communication, review tsunami response procedures, and promote tsunami preparedness to improve tsunami warning systems’ effectiveness.

All faculty, staff and students were evacuated off the Tanteen Campus through the established route and to the nearest muster point at the SDA Primary School on Archibald Avenue.

The exercise aims to test operational plans to ensure appropriate tools and response mechanisms have been developed. Further, the exercise provided participants with the opportunity to be educated on appropriate early warning systems, evacuation routes, and muster points, as well as evaluate the status of the implementation of the Tsunami Ready Programme.

The feedback from the exercise was positive with many individuals from TAMCC expressing their new-found confidence on the steps to take in the event of a tsunami. The College’s Emergency Response Team will also have the opportunity to collect feedback with the aim of filling any gaps, document and publish emergency procedures.