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Take precautionary measures now, stay away from flooded waterways

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is advising the public to take precautionary measures as Tropical Disturbances TD14F and TD15F have begun to affect the Fiji Group. Based on the current Heavy Rain Warnings, Flood Alerts, and Strong Wind Warnings issued by the Fiji Meteorological Services, the general public is advised to stay away from […]

Department of Information

April 3, 2016 6:30 pm

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is advising the public to take precautionary measures as Tropical Disturbances TD14F and TD15F have begun to affect the Fiji Group.

The National Disaster Management Office, Director Akapusi Tuifagalele during a press conference. (Peni Shute / Newswire).
The National Disaster Management Office, Director Akapusi Tuifagalele during a press conference. (Peni Shute/Newswire).

Based on the current Heavy Rain Warnings, Flood Alerts, and Strong Wind Warnings issued by the Fiji Meteorological Services, the general public is advised to stay away from flooded waterways and areas and to secure their dwellings.

Those living near streams, creeks, and low-lying areas adjacent to the major river systems around the whole country are advised to monitor water levels and make necessary preparations to move to higher ground.

Parents are advised to keep their children away from flooded areas and to monitor their whereabouts at all times.

Motorists are advised to refrain from crossing flooded roads.

The public is advised to listen to weather bulletins and adhere to advisories and warnings from relevant authorities.

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