Regional states must prepare for the hurricane season with the knowledge that emergency support from international partners will be decreased this year.
The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus has impacted the world’s nations in countless ways including in finances and human resource.
“I participated in a webinar with the OAS and they presented the results of a survey where they indicated that a significant percentage of humanitarian actors and the NGO sectorâ¦ are not in a position to provide support, or if they provide support it will be scaled back,” reported Elizabeth Riley, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.
She says those nations will likely not be able to come to the aid of regional states the way they have in the past.
The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus has impacted the world’s nations in countless ways including in finances and human resource. And according to Riley there were conversations with the respected agencies on the best approach.
“This is a discussion we had internally since February at the coordinating unit, we have reached out to our partners in a very direct way to ask this question particularly as it relates to the militaries of our partner nations,” she detailed.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an “above-normal” 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, with 13 to 19 named storms.
NOAA forecasters said that six to 10 of those storms will become hurricanes and 3-6 of those would become major hurricanes with 111 mph winds or higher.
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