Senators help prepare

A Senatorial mission led by Michel Magras from St. Barths is currently preparing and working to improve crisis management in the event of future hurricanes, earthquake, tsunami or other natural risks in St. Martin and St. Barths. The group comprising Senators Magras, Guillaume Arnell, Mathieu Darnaud and Jasmin Victoire (Guadeloupe) was in St. Martin briefly on April 24 and 25.

The Senators convened the French media on Tuesday evening to learn how the media coped in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma, given the importance of relaying information to the population. One of the suggestions for a future natural disaster was to have a press room close to, or in the operations command centre. The Senators in the photo are, from left; Mathieu Darnaud, Jasmin Victoire, Michel Magras, and Guillaume Arnell.

Source: The Daily Herald