13 October 2023
Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems’ Capacities in the Caribbean Region
The Caribbean region is exposed to multiple hazards that place its inhabitants at risk to injury, death, loss, and displacement. This multi-hazard context was well exemplified between 2021 and 2022 when the region faced and was threatened by the occurrence of several simultaneous and cascading hazard events. One of the ways in which risk and losses can be reduced is through multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS), which enable individuals, communities, governments, business, and the society at large to take timely action and prepare for impact. This study provides an updated assessment of the status of MHEWS for all CDEMA Participating States.