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 gets supplementary provisions to enhance disaster response Posted Aug 10, 2016 By cdc
Georgetown, GINA, August 9, 2016 The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) last evening was granted $55.7M in supplementary provisions to further enhance its disaster response mechanism
CDC establishes Regional Disaster Risk Management in Region Three Posted Jul 20, 2016 By cdc
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) continues to implement Regional Disaster Risk Management Systems (RDRMS) across Guyana with Region Three being the latest beneficiary. An RDRMS
Oil spill emergency plans and procedure being formulated Posted Jun 28, 2016 By cdc
Guyana will soon have a coordinated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) regarding oil spills prepared through a multi-stakeholder workshop currently underway. The workshop is being hosted