Monday, May 2, 2005
Assessments in the Caribbean following last year's series of hurricanes, found shortcomings in the disaster preparedness and emergency response efforts by some states. These are some of the same states that were hard hit during the period considered to be the most active in history.
Among the areas found wanting, were disaster shelters, early warning systems and the cooperation between the public and disaster management agencies.
It was also revealed that "government weaknesses" worsened the overall impact of natural disasters, particularly in the Eastern Caribbean.