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Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 149887, tabled on 5 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what lessons her Department has learnt from it's work following Hurricane Irma.

Answered on

11 June 2018

DFID is working closely with FCO, MoD and other departments to incorporate the lessons learned from hurricanes Irma and Maria and ensure a stronger collective response to any hurricane this year. This includes more effective coordination and communication with partners and regional countries and structures, clearer guidance on command and control structures, and an improved crisis response framework which identifies the roles and responsibilities of all involved departments. Activities are on-going and there is a DFID mission currently in the region to further assess and support maximum preparedness for 2018.

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