Barbados News

Don’t ignore the red flags

Members of the public, especially locals, continue to disregard red flags erected at beaches.

Those red flags mean no swimming is allowed.

The matter was brought to the fore by lifeguards from the National Conservation Commission who underwent a sensitization session and tabletop exercise conducted by the Department of Emergency Management and members of the Technical Standing Committee on Coastal Hazards.

The lifeguards noted there were many instances when they risked their own lives to save those who ignored their warnings.

They added that in the case of a tsunami, especially one that was generated locally and for which there would be mere minutes to prepare, the challenge would be getting everyone off the beaches within a short space of time and encouraging them to run to higher ground.

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