Public should stay prepared: NDMO
February 10, 2018 8:08 pm
The National Disaster Management Office is advising the general public to examine their level of cyclone preparedness and to ensure that families and properties are cyclone ready in the face of a natural disaster.
This is in light of the forecasted track of Tropical Cyclone Gita, currently a category two system, which may pass close to the south of Fiji in the next few days from Tongan waters.
The Fiji Meteorological Services has forecasted that Tropical Cyclone Gita at this stage poses no direct threat to Fiji.
The NDMO says in an event of a flood, drivers and pedestrians should refrain from walking or driving through flood waters.
It says that parents and teachers are to ensure that infants and children do not play in flooded areas, drains, rivers, and other waterways.
A strong wind warning is also in place for all Fiji waters.
NDMO is advising all mariners to take heed of the strong wind warning
especially for small fishing boats to avoid venturing into fishing activities as rough seas and heavy rain will be experienced.
Members of the public are further advised to stay informed through regular news bulletins on the radio and on official social media sites of various authorities.