Tsunami sirens along the Suva peninsula to be tested
February 4, 2019 12:24 pm
A live test of all tsunami sirens will be conducted along the Suva peninsula and foreshore from 10am tomorrow.
The National Disaster Management Office says evacuation will not be required as this is to ensure that the sirens are in working conditions.
NDMO says this is also part of Governments commitment towards improving its state of readiness for any tsunami event.
Communities and businesses in these areas are urged to use this exercise to identify and test their evacuation procedures in terms of their designated safe route and safe assembly areas.
It’s also importantly for the public to get acquainted with the sound of the tsunami early warning sirens.
The Tsunami sirens are currently installed in the following locations:
Water Authority of Fiji – Kinoya Sewerage Plant
FINTEL – Vatuwaqa
RFMF Officers Training School – Vatuwaqa
My Suva Park
Government Training Centre – Nasese
USP Main campus
I Taukei Trust Fund Board
Civic Car park Rooftop
Government Shipping Services – Walu Bay
The exercise is a collaboration between NDMO and the Seismology Unit from the Department of Mineral Resources