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)

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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 Barbuda

Hurricane Earthquake Drought Fire Flood Landslide Storm Surge Thunderstorm Tsunami Volcanoes

Disaster Management

Disaster can happen at anytime therefore it is imperative to have a sound strategy in the event one does occur.

disaster preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

disaster response

Disaster Response

disaster recovery

Disaster Recovery

disaster mitigation

Disaster Mitigation