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The testing of an early warning system is scheduled to take place today in three communities here as part of the National Emergency Management’s  response to disasters

Marchand, Anse La Raye and Canaries have been earmarked for the drill that took place around noon. Residents have been urged not to be alarmed by the sirens

NEMO Director Velda Joseph explained that the project was spearheaded by the Water Resource management Agency. She adds that a control centre has been installed at the NEMO secretariat and the Met Office in Vieux Fort.

Joseph further notes that the test is important to ensure that the systems are working well.

Meanwhile the technician who installed the system, Lyndell Gustave explained how it works. He says ultimately the decision to activate rests with NEMO and that it can be done manually or automatically.

The tests are being conducted at the height of the Hurricane season
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