Fifth Disaster Management Knowledge Exchange held in The Bahamas

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    14 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tornado - Dodge City, KS WFO Region, US

    40 minutes ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Langila, Papua New Guinea

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  • Wildfire - W of Victorville (Pine Fire), California - United States

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  • Wildfires - Yavapai County (Tussock Fire), Arizona, United States

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  • Tornado - Pueblo, CO WFO Region, US

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  • Tropical Cyclone - Tauktae

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Portales, NM Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Golyshmanovo, Tyumen - Russia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 129 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

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  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

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  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

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  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 145 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands

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  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Havana, IL Region, United States

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  • Floods - Southern, United States

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  • Flood - Attica, IN Region, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Longview, TX Region, United States

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  • Flood - Mineola, TX Region, United States

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  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - South Georgia Island region

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 231 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - southeast of Easter Island

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Guatemala

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  • Storms - Northern Brazil

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  • Floods - Ethiopia

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  • Floods - Sri Lanka

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  • Floods - Maldives

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  • Floods - Romania

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  • Storms - Southern Italy

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  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

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  • Volcano - Soufrière St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 257 km S of Sinabang, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.0 - 73 km ENE of Namie, Japan

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Somalia

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  • Floods - Northern Oman

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  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

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  • Drought - Micronesia

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  • Drought - Northwestern United States

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  • Drought - High Plains United States

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  • Drought - Midwestern United States

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  • Drought - U.S. Virgin Islands

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  • Floods - Tanganyika Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Floods - Kenya

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  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Northwestern Mexico

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  • Extreme Heat - Southern Mexico

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  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Vietnam

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Nyamasheke, Rwanda

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

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  • Storms - Philippines

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  • Storms - Thailand

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  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

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  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

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  • Storms - Sri Lanka

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  • Drought - Somalia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northern Kenya

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern Ethiopia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Marinilla Municipality, Antioquia, Colombia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Loreto, Peru

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Guinea

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

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  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

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June 18, 2015

This month, the 2015 National Bahamas Knowledge Exchange was held in Nassau. The three-day event took place June 2-4, and brought together Family Island administrators under the theme “Be Disaster Aware! Building Disaster Resilient Communities.”

This was the fifth event held since 2010, in order to provide an interactive environment in which disaster management professionals from the United States and The Bahamas can exchange ideas and information to work toward solving problems facing The Bahamas during a disaster. The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) hosted the event, which was funded by the U.S. Northern Command (US NORTHCOM), and facilitated by the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC).

This year’s event focused on effective disaster management, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) best practices, community engagement and effective communication, and working with the media. Approximately 60 participants attended, including Family Island administrators representing the southern Bahamas, national government representatives, and members of the public, private, and non-governmental organization (NGO) community.

Welcoming remarks were provided by Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Rt. Hon. Perry Christie; U.S. Chargé d’Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Lisa Johnson; Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Captain Stephen Russell; US NORTHCOM Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) Officer, Jeffrey B. Smith; and Pacific Disaster Center Director of Disaster Services, Dr. Erin Hughey.

Planning for the sixth knowledge exchange is underway, which is scheduled for 2016.

For related information on The Bahamas Knowledge Exchange Conferences:
• See the 2014 Knowledge Exchange article,
• Read about the first PDC-NEMA Knowledge Exchange event series,
• Learn how PDC assisted Northern Bahamas with disaster preparedness, or
• View an article from the Embassy of the US Nassau, Bahamas.

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