NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On behalf of the U.S. authorities, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and The Bahamas’ Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA) concluded Restoration Island Cays, an annual whole-of-government catastrophe response train, final week.
That is the fourth iteration of Restoration Island Cays, which assessments The Bahamas’ response to a Class 5 Hurricane impacting the nation.
Within the Nationwide Emergency Operations Centre, NEMA workers labored with personnel representing Emergency Help Capabilities from a number of Bahamian ministries and businesses.
In response to the simulated disasters all through the archipelago, the Royal Bahamas Defence Drive arrange a portion of the short-term modular sheltering system donated by USNORTHCOM in September 2020. This was the primary time the situation required the RBDF to make use of the donated gear from USNORTHCOM.
Different rescue efforts included:
– The Royal Bahamas Police Drive led the Flood Water Rescue workforce on the island of Nice Exuma
– The Wildland Firefighting workforce exercised its response on Mayaguana
– NEMA practiced transferring aid provides from the U.S. Division of Protection-donated warehouse onto the HMBS Lawrence Main, a roll-on/roll-off auxiliary vessel.
Topic-matter specialists in humanitarian help and catastrophe response from the US helped facilitate this train to additional strengthen collaboration and interoperability between interagency companions and validate whole-of-government responses to crises.
This train highlights the power of the U.S.-Bahamas relationship and reinforces America’ dedication to our Bahamian neighbors, who are key companions in responding to disasters.