The city of St. John’s and two disaster districts – St. John’s City West and St. John’s City South have been designated as being Tsunami Ready through a programme developed by the United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). This designation means that these areas are better prepared to save lives from tsunamis through […]
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) has a new hazard and disaster alerting app, Common Alerting Protocol, or CAP. The CAP, which is an international standard messaging format designed for quick dissemination across multiple technologies, is now operational in Antigua and Barbuda. Members of the public can now receive hazard alerts via their smart […]
Welcome to the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) website.
While exploring the world of Disaster Management, you will be able to find information on
not only the traditional relief aspects of a disaster, but also the more effective,
pre-disaster risk reduction aspects, which are critical elements of any sustainable emergency/disaster management process.
This web-based tool also serves as a link for professionals, volunteers, and organizations active in all phases of disaster management.
CDEMA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency)
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is the new name of the regional disaster management body formerly known as the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), which operated from 1991 to August 2009. The official date of transition from CDERA to CDEMA was September 1, 2009.
The following provides a listing with details on the type of disasters which can affect Antigua and BarbudaHurricane Earthquake Drought Fire Flood Landslide Storm Surge Thunderstorm Tsunami Volcanoes