RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 10, 2017 19:21
The National Emergency Management Organization is in the process of installing and testing its radio broadcaster interruption system at local media houses today.
The system is designed to interrupt regular programming to issue warnings and alerts about disasters.
Testing for the system took place earlier today at three radio stations which have been identified for the pilot project.
NEMO director Velda Joseph explains that a mobile disaster alert app will also issue an alert when the Radio interrupt system is tested.
Joseph stressed that the Radio interrupt system is being used to augment other disaster alert mechanism which are already being employed.
The NEMO director says, the various alert platforms are being used in an effort to reach as many people as possible