The Sea Flooding the Roseau Bay Front

The Office of Disaster Management is committed to taking proactive and timely measures to prevent or reduce the impact of disasters on the Dominican people and economy through its efficient staff and collaborative efforts with national, regional, and international agencies.

ODM works closely with the National Emergency Planning Organisation (NEPO) a governmental organization with responsibility for the planning and organization of counter-disaster measures at central level.

One of NEPO's key functions is to develop, operate, and maintain a National Emergency Operations Centre in accordance with requirements specified in the National Disaster Plan. More information on the role and functions of NEPO can be found in the National Disaster Plan 2001.

Together, the ODM and NEPO coordinates the overall Disaster Management programme based upon the principles of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Visit their website at http://odm.gov.dm to learn more about the Office of Disaster Management.