Director of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), Michelle Forbes, said that the changes in global weather patterns have resulted in an increase in the quantity and intensity of storms in the region.
She was speaking on NBC’s 'Views On Issues' programme, which focused on the 2020 Hurricane Season and issues relating to hurricane preparedness.
Miss Forbes said issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the Dengue Fever outbreak have highlighted the need for a more comprehensive approach to disaster management.
Miss Forbes said that several challenges have also emerged over the past year, especially in the area of forecasting.
SOURCE: The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)