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Public urged to monitor weather reports

August 9, 2016 5:47 am

The public is being urged to monitor weather reports as rain is being experienced around the country.

National Disaster Management Office director Akapusi Tuifagalele says they are working with Divisional Commissioners who are monitoring the situation on the ground and preparing to respond if necessary.

Tuifagalele says the public must act wisely and practice caution at all times.

He says those living in flood prone and low-lying areas should be watchful for any possible flooding.

Parents have been urged to monitor the whereabouts of children and safeguard the from playing in flooded drains or waterways

Tuifagalele says motorists also need to take precaution while driving in this weather.

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Public urged to monitor weather reports

February 18, 2016 9:08 pm

The National Disaster Management Office is urging the public to closely monitor weather reports in response to the movement of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The latest weather report indicate that TC Winston is moving close to the Fiji Group and is expected to affect parts of the central division including Kadavu and Suva.

Both the Nadi Weather Office and disaster officials are closely tracking the movement of the Cyclone which could bring about flash flooding and strong destructive winds.

While the cyclone is a Category 4, the momentum of its movement has the potential to later develop into a Category 5.

The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary Meleti Bainimarama is advising the public to monitor all weather reports and take the necessary precautions now.

Bainimarama says the latest weather report will bring about destructive winds and flash flooding in parts of the central division so Fijians must secure their homes, their properties, their businesses or their livestock.

People living in flood prone areas should also prepare for evacuation in case of flooding or damage to properties.

Bainimarama is calling on parents and guardians to monitor the movement of their children and to always monitor their whereabouts.

Mariners and fishermen are urged to refrain from travelling out to sea.