Hazard Mitigation Planning
According the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) mitigation may be defined as the lessening or limitation of the adverse impacts of hazards and related disasters. The adverse impacts of hazards often cannot be fully prevented, but their scale or severity can be substantially lessened by various strategies and actions.
Disaster Risk Management
A disaster is any event, natural or man-caused, which creates an intense negative impact on people, goods and services, and/or the environment, and exceeds the affected community’s internal capability to respond, prompting the need to seek outside assistance. One such example is the 2005 flood that affected Guyana.
Disaster Preparedness Tips
Floods are the most common natural disaster. Some floods develop over a period of several days, but a flash flood can cause raging waters in just a few minutes! Mudflows are another danger triggered by flooding that can bury villages without warning (especially in mountainous regions).
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CDC providing new homes, infrastructure to flood affected Region 7 & 8 residents Posted Jun 08, 2017 By cdc
Several agencies are aiding in the in the recovery process of the flood affected residents in Regions Seven and Eight. Retired Colonel and Director General
CDC concludes Mass Casualty Management training -Mass gathering legislation coming soon Posted Oct 19, 2016 By cdc
Georgetown, Guyana – (October 15, 2016) As Government moves to strengthen crowd management systems, The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in collaboration with the Pan American
CDC host mass causality management training workshop Posted Oct 11, 2016 By cdc
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), today commenced a six-day Mass Causality Management Training Workshop. The training will prepare participants to deal with situations if a