This month, there were several small landslides across Montserrat due to a significant rainfall event.
The majority of landslides are triggered by rainfall, but earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fire, erosion, poor construction practices, and human modification of land may also trigger landslides.
In this edition of the Disaster Management Coordination Agency's (DMCA) radio programme -“PREPARE AND PREVENT”, Director of the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) Billy Darroux believes pre-existing factors may have created conditions that make the slopes prone to move from its primary position causing a landslide.
He also explains some of the precautionary measures one should take before, during and after a landslide.
Click below to hear the full interview…