Two regional shelters are currently in construction according to information from Consultant at the Office of Disaster Management Cecil Shillingford.
Mr. Shillingford who was addressing a press briefing on Wednesday 12 September 2018, said these centers could accommodate up to about two hundred people each.
“They will be located in a centralized area and they will be able absorb shelterees from around that particular locality.”
He said this does not mean that the smaller shelters will be abandoned explaining, “there will be shelters as now in every community but if we have a system like Maria, God forbids and you have people still in shelter for prolong period you can move these people to the regional shelter.”
Mr. Shillingford added that the plan is to have at least one regional shelter in each of the seven districts around the island.
The two currently in the advanced stages of construction are being funded by the European Union he revealed.
“One will be in the Castle Bruce area and that is to serve the vulnerable people of the Kalinago Territory and Petite Soufriere, Good Hope etc and the other one will be in the Jimmit area that will capture not only the people of that area but vulnerable people in the Roseau catchment area like Fond Cole and Tarish Pit and some of these little areas.”