RFMF prepares for cyclone season
October 26, 2018 4:45 am
The Fiji Military Force has already put in place strategies in case a cyclone affects the country next month.
The cyclone season normally runs from November to April.
RFMF Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto says the 3FIR Battalion – based in the Northern division looks at various scenarios on how the military can quickly respond to a natural disaster.
Naupoto is advising the public that even though the General Election is just around the corner, one should not forget that we’re also approaching the cyclone season.
”I hope that members of the public are also aware at this time that we are also into the cyclone season and they should be preparing for disasters should they come around. The planning that we do both for the two main islands Vanua Levu and Viti Levu the fact that our road work is joined by bridges. One of them collapses we are down for a long time so that is part of our plan and we also look at the natural disaster prone area as far as flooding is concerned".
The Commander has also reminded his troops to be on standby – taking into account the current weather conditions we’re experiencing.