This document contains practical information on preparing and recovery from the effects of disaster events which may affect the British Virgin Islands. It includes hazard-specific safety tips and information on personal, family, business and community preparedness and protection. It considers the following hazards: flood, hurricane, including tides and surge, earthquake and tsunami, extreme heat and drought, as well as climate change.
This document is a revision of the 2005 Community Disaster Preparedness Handbook with updated information, pictures and with more colour. Its production was done by SYSTAR, a local consultation firm, and was funded by AusAID, CIDA, UKAid and OECS through the administration of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).
Language(s): English; Other Languages: Spanish
Format: Digital (Free)
Tags: Natural hazards ; Climate change ; Disaster prevention and preparedness ; Tropical cyclone ; Drought ; Flood ; Earthquake ; Heat wave ; Storm surge ; Tsunami ; Guide ; Non-specialist public ; British Caribbean Territories ; Region IV - North America, Central America and the Caribbean Add tag