MONTSERRAT DISASTER MANAGEMENT COORDINATION AGENCY – DMCA

PREVENTION MITIGATION PREPAREDNESS RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

DMCA HOSTS DRONE TRAINING WORKSHOP

by Shirlian Queeley
A three-day drone training workshop began today, Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 at the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA).
The Matrix 200 V2 Drone was presented to the DMCA by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Drones play an important role in disaster response such as in assessing the damage caused by natural or man-made hazards, aid in search and rescue efforts, survey flooded areas and assist with power restoration among other relief operations.
Participants are from the DMCA, GIS, Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos.
The workshop is facilitated by Flight Instructor and Chief Pilot at DARTDrones in Pennsylvania, USA, Colin Romberger.
The training workshop sponsored by the Governor's Office concludes on Thursday, November 7th, 2019.
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A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS ISSUED FOR MONTSERRAT MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE AS A RESULT OF SHOWERS BECOMING MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES PRODUCING POSSIBLE RAINFALL TOTALS OF 25.4 TO 76.2 MM OR 1.0 TO 3.0 INCHES SPREAD ACROSS CERTAIN AREAS

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A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BEACHGOERS ON THE EMERALD ISLE ALSO, A LOW CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING AND AN INCREASE CHANCE OF SHOWERS BEFORE MID-DAY AND BEYOND; A MODERATE CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON

by Shirlian Queeley
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