UK Policy Adviser to the Governor and Head of the Governor’s office David Arkley and Director of the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) Major Alvin Ryan are attending the annual UK Caribbean Overseas Territories and Bermuda Disaster Managers conference in Miami, Florida this week.
The three-day conference commonly referred to as the annual Hurricane conference is organized by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in conjunction with the Disaster Management Advisor for the OTs Jon Snell, who is stationed in Miami.
The meeting brings together Disaster managers and Heads of Governors offices from the various Caribbean Overseas Territories and Bermuda, UK Defence officials, Officers from Royal Fleet Auxiliary RFA Mounts Bay and representatives from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development, the British Red Cross and the private sector.
The meeting is discussing lessons learnt from the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season, hurricane preparedness for the upcoming season which officially begins on June 1st and other important matters related to disaster preparedness in the Caribbean OTs and Bermuda.
It also provides an opportunity for invited companies to showcase their products and emerging disaster management technologies.
The conference ends today Friday, May 17th, 2019.