TC Winston

NDMO urges Fijians not to travel to cyclone affected areas

The National Disaster Management office (NDMO) has advised that people do not attempt to visit relatives that live in areas of Fiji affected by TC Winston. Until essential services, such as roads and telecommunications, have been fully restored, additional traffic on roads and waterways hinders the recovery efforts of disaster officials. In particular, for shipping services […]

Peni Shute

February 27, 2016 1:43 pm

The National Disaster Management office (NDMO) has advised that people do not attempt to visit relatives that live in areas of Fiji affected by TC Winston.

Until essential services, such as roads and telecommunications, have been fully restored, additional traffic on roads and waterways hinders the recovery efforts of disaster officials. In particular, for shipping services to affected areas, cargo should only contain relie

In particular, for shipping services to affected areas, cargo should only contain relief materials and essential personnel.

The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Permanent Secretary, Meleti Bainimarama, said that, while it was commendable that Fijians wanted to provide help and support, it would be more appropriate to direct all support through the NDMO.

Fijian families need time to clean-up and disaster officials need time to meet urgent needs before it is appropriate to arrange visits.

Any Fijian that wants to volunteer, donate relief items or assist in any ways is urged to contact the NDMO.

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