Title: Organisation and procedures for reporting on distress and organising relief in the event of a hurricane
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Title: Organisation and procedures for reporting on distress and organising relief in the event of a hurricane
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Dominica. Ministry of Home Affairs.
Publisher: Dominica. Ministry of Home Affairs.
Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: Caribbean
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Organisation and Procedures for reporting on distress
and organising relief in the event of a Hurricane


1. For the purpose of hurricane reports and
relief, the Territory shall be divided into the follow-
ing seven Hurricane Districts:-

District No. 1:

as bounded by the jurisdiction of
the Roseau Town Council.

District No. 2: being Western District Council.

District No. 3: being Southern District Council.

District No. 4: being Eastern District Council.

District No. 5:

District No. 6:
District No. 7:

being North-Eastern District
being Northern District Council.
being Portsmouth Town Council.


2. There shall be a District Hurricane Authority
for each District as follows:--

For District No. 1, The Mayor of Roseau
For District No. 2, Chairman Western District
For District No. 3, Chairman Southern District
For District No. 4, Chairman Eastern District
For District No. 5, Chairman N-Eastern District
For District No. 6, Chairman Northern District
For District No 7, Mayor of Portsmouth

3. Each District Hurricane Authority will sub-
mit urgently to the Minister for Home Affairs a
first rough report as soon as possible after the
disaster. The report should give such informa-
tion as may be considered fairly accurate and also
an opinion as to the extent of the disaster in those
parts of the district from which there are only
rumours, with an estimate of the possible require-
ments in the way of relief. This report should also
give a rough estimate of loss of life, serious personal
injury, damage to houses and destruction of food
crops and food supplies, and the number of
individuals rendered destitute.

4. Each District Hurricane Authority will send
further reports correcting and amplifying the first
report and giving details as are possible, as soon as
receipt of information justifies this and will con-
tinue to send in daily orperiodical reports as may
be necessary.

5. The Public Servants of each District will
afford the District Hurricane Authority all the
information in their power, with the least possible
delay, in order that the report may be full and

6. In addition to the District Hurricane Authori-
ties Local Hurricane Committees have been
appointed for the following groups of communities..

(a) Roseau, Goodwill, Pottersville, New
Town, Fond Cole, Morne, Kings Hill;

(b) Canefield, Morne Prosper, Watten
Waven, Trafalgar, Laudat, Bellevue

(c) Mahaut, Warner, Roger, Springfield,
Cockrane, Campbell, Massacre;

(a) St. Joseph, Mero, Layou;
(b) Coulibistrie, Morne Rachette
(c) Salisbury, Batalie
(d) Cotihaut
(e) Bioche, Dublanc

(a) Pointe Michel, Loubiere, La Haut
(b) Soufriere, Scotts Head
(c) Grand Bay, Pichelin, Dubique, Tete
Morne, Bellevue Chopin
(d) Petite- Savanne, Pte. Carib, Bagatelle,
Fond St. Jean
(e) Giraudel, Eggleston

(a) Delices, Boetica, La Roche, Carib
(b) La Plaine, La Ronde
(c) Morne Juane, Riviere Cyrique
(d) Grand Fond, Rosalie
(e) Petite Soufriere, Good Hope, San Sau-n
veur, Castle Bruce
(f) Williems, Pond CaSe, Belles

DIsTRIcT No. S -
(a) Marigot, Melleville Hall
(b) Calibishie,
(c) Woodford Hill
(d) Wesley, Londonderry
(e) Salybia, Atkinson
(a) Moore Park, Paix Bouche, Dos D'Ane,
(b) Vieille Case, Penville, Delaford, La Haut
(c) Thibaud, Blenheim
(d) Bense, Anse De MailAnse Soldat, Hamp-
DisriT No. 7 -
(~z) Portsmouth, Tantan, Capuchin, T'u-
carie, Bourne, etc.

7. These Local Hurricane Committees will take
emergency measures for affording relief and will
report as soon as possible to the District Hurricane

8. In the event of communication with the
District Hurricane Authority being difficult, or
impracticable, the Local Hurricane Committee
will report direct to the Minister for Home Affairs.
9. Each District Authority will endeavour to
keep in close touch with the Local Hurricane
Committee in the various areas in his District and
in spite of there being no such vote, will be justified
in expending the money urgently needed, whether
for special messenger or for food, without awaiting
the Minister of Finance's Authority up to a limit of
$200 for each Local Hurricane Committee. Just
as the Minister of Finance will authorise urgent
expenditure in anticipation of being able to justify
it to the House of Assembly, so the District Author-
rity may rely on the refund of the sums they ex-
pend without authority, provided that they can
show that the expenditure was reasonable and the
need for it urgent.

r0. The Public who have suffered loss or damages
should apply to the Local Hurricane Committee-
in each area.

Elementary school buildings will be used as
necessary for emergency shelters and as centres for
the distribution of relief supplies. If schools are
not available Local Hurricane Committees will
make suitable alternative arrangements. A cetrain
number of Government vehicles will be available
for the transport of supplies.

11. For the first three days after a hurricane the
Dominica Red Cross, Federation Drive, will be
responsible for the distribution of relief supplies,
of food and clothing and will provide personnel,
as possible, to main relief centres. It is important
that individual requests for supplies should not be
made direct to Red Cross Headquarters but-,
should be submitted through the Local Corn
mittees...........:Whether the Red Cross will continue
these operations after the first three days will
depend on the extent of damage caused and/or the
arrangements which the Government will find it
necessary to make.
12. For the further and better organizing of these
measures the following STANDING HURICANE
RELIEF COMMITTEE has been appointed:-

1. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of' Home-
2. Chief ofPolice
3. Director of Red Cross=
4. Officer of the Social League
5. Commissioner of Girl Guides,
6. Commissioner of Boy's Scout,
7. Central Water Authority
8. Local Government Authority
9. Weather Reporting Officer
10. Secretary, Central Hurricane Committee
11. Representative of the Christian Council
12.. Chief Technical. Officer.

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