Dominica: Office of Disaster Management website undergo innovative makeover

The government of Dominica noted that today, the office of Disaster Management had modernized the website with a new look in which they have launched an innovative, informative and responsive website in partnership with the COL and CREAD. 

Dominica: Office of Disaster Management website undergo innovative makeover
Dominica: Office of Disaster Management website undergo innovative makeover

Roseau, Dominica: The Office of Disaster Management of the Commonwealth of Dominica has launched an innovative and modern website in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) on Monday, March 21, 2022. 

The information has been provided by the government of Dominica through his Facebook Post, which stated that the office of Disaster Management (ODM) website had experienced a radical makeover. 

The government of Dominica noted that today, the office of Disaster Management had modernized the website with a new look in which they have launched an innovative, informative and responsive website in partnership with the COL and CREAD. 

It said that when Hurricane Maria hit Dominica, it faced a lot of sufferings and time for the 2022 Hurricane season has come, and the overhauled ODM website will now be worked as a locally hosted open source content management platform and a one-stop-shop for all information related to emergency readiness and disaster preparedness. 

A new website has features various new changes, which include:  

  • A Hurricane Shelter map
  • Easier access to electronic media
  • Improved search engine optimization (SEO)
  • A dedicated section designed to teach youth about hazards and preparedness
  • A comprehensive Hazards segment

The Office of Disaster Management has worked in coordination with the implementation of Comprehensive Disaster management in Dominica through the National Emergency Planning Organisation. 

It also include: 

Prevention and Mitigation: 

  • Conducting hazard, vulnerability, and risk assessments,
  • Developing and implementing prevention and mitigation strategies
  • Prioritizing and implementing prevention and mitigation activities.

Preparedness:

  • Develop and maintain an updated National Disaster Plan,
  • Develop and maintain a National Emergency Operations Center,
  • Inform and educate the population on threats and counter disaster measures,
  • Train disaster service agencies and the public in counter disaster techniques,
  • Test and exercise the National Disaster Plan,
  • Maintain an optimal state of national preparedness.
  • Install and maintain Early Warning Syste

Response:

  • Coordinate evacuation of hazard areas
  • Coordinate emergency support functions

Recovery:

  • Support the restoration of economic and social activities
  • Support the repair and reconstruction of emergency systems
  • Support the national recovery efforts