I was able to get my hands on a very lovely little booklet highlighting tsunamis and the Caribbean, in order to inform young persons about tsunamis, the resulting dangers and what should be done to save lives and property. The original book was created by Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis, Ms. Patricia Wilson and Mr. Richard Silcox, with the original illustrations being created by Joe Hunt.
The booklet was adapted for the Caribbean through the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning Systems Project, under the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), with co-funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the story was adapted for the Caribbean by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre. The Caribbean-themed illustrations by Ms, Isiaa Madden-Brownie.
I must say I was very pleased with my find, since many of the books, that can be sourced on the internet for free (a great way to acquire books as a result of budget cuts) are not based on a Caribbean perspective. However, I must say that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) do a great job at providing relevant information through their website.
This book is colorful, easy to read and just a joy to behold. So next time you want an easy read to help you dispense information on tsunamis with a Caribbean perspective, just send me an email or check me by my desk.
You can check out the websites for ODPM and CDEMA by clicking on the relevant links below: