Caribbean countries have been signaling their willingness to dedicate time and resources to implement and sustain effective multi-hazard early warning systems.
Most countries located in the hurricane belt face being impacted during the yearly Atlantic Hurricane Season. But all Caribbean countries face another challenge, climate change.
Ronald Jackson, Executive Director for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), said in an interview that the ambition around establishing strong early warning systems in the Caribbean date back to the early 2000s.
But he said, it still emerging, despite the fact that there has been some level of investment in the area over time.