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HFA National Reports

National Report 2007: No reported

National Report 2006: No reported

National Report 2005: No reported

National Platform

No National Platform reported

HFA National Focal Point

No HFA National Focal Point reported

Other contacts:

PAHO-WHO Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Countries:

OECC serves the French Departments in the Americas (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Matinique)

Contact Person: Dr. Gina Watson, PWR-ECC, ,Office of the Eastern Caribbean Coordination

Address: Dayralls and Navy Garden Roads, Christ Church, Bridgetown, Barbados / P.O. Box 508, Bridgetown, Barbados

Phone: (+246) 426-3860/426-3865/427-9434 / Fax: 436-9779

E-mail: e-mail@cpc.paho.org

Website: www.cpc.paho.org


Prefecture of the region Guadeloupe:

Secretariat General for Regional Affairs, Directorate of SGAR, Mission Regional Cooperation.

Address: Avenue Lardenoy, 97100 – Basse Terre, Guadeloupe

Phone: (+590) 993755 / 993756 / (+590) 993849

Email: cooperation-regionale@guadeloupe.pref.gouv.fr

Website: www.guadeloupe.pref.gouv.fr

Contact Person: Monique SEREZAT

Phone: (+590) 993824 / Fax (+590)993829

E-mail: monique.serezat@guadeloupe.pref.gouv.fr

Country profile:

Official name: Region of Guadeloupe

Capital: Basse-Terre.

Area: 1.628 sq. Km

Population: 452,776

Population: Black/Mulatto 74%, White 10%, from Tamil Nadu and other parts of India/Indian 11%, Lebanese/Syrians 3%, Chinese/others 2%

Religion: Roman Catholic 91%, Protestant 5%, Hindu/African 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%

Language(s): French, Creole

Government: Overseas territory of France

Currency: Euro


Introduction to Hazards

Experience has shown, Guadeloupe is exposed to major risks opermanently. These natural hazards is not inevitable. Each of us can participate in their consideration on a daily basis by an attitude measured.

Feature Departmental Major Risk of Guadeloupe (DDRM) includes the objective to disseminate accurate information on all the natural phenomena which public services are aware. Indeed, anyone can check this by cyclonic period, the perfect populations prior information on the risks to which they are exposed, is the pledge to the day when something catastrophic happens, effective management of the crisis. To go beyond in taking risks in Guadeloupe, we have initiated a reform of the management of crisis, on the one hand thanks to the adoption of an effective command post and on the other hand a Relief precise planning. Both measures rely on enhanced. To complement this, plans for risk prevention (PPR) are being prepared for several towns in Guadeloupe. They are town planning documents intended to be incorporated into the plans Occupation of Land (POS).

We deliver it to your attention all these factors described in the dossier Departmental Major Risk (DDRM) so that together we develop now a culture of risk guadeloupéenne continuing to improve individual and collective behaviour.

Source: Wikipedia/Official Website Prefecture of Guadeloupe


Progress

HFA P1 - Institutional and legal framework

HFA P2 - Risk identification and EWS:

HFA P3 - Knowledge and education:

HFA P4 - Risk applications:

HFA P5 - Preparedness and response:

Others Documents:

Dossier Départemental des Risques Majeurs de la Guadeloupe (DDRM), 2005 (In French)

Guadeloupe Prevention Plan

Web Links:

PreventionWeb Country Profile - Natural Disaster - Guadeloupe Data and Statistics

ReliefWeb Countyries and Emergencies Guadeloupe

EM-DAT Country Profile - Natural Disaster Guadeloupe

Official site of the prefecture of Guadeloupe (in French)

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