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PM: We must stick together during the cyclone

We must stick together as a people and look out for each other. This is the message from Prime Minister Honourable Voreqe Bainimarama as Tropical Cyclone Winston makes its way across the country. Tropical Cyclone Winston has begun its assault on Fiji. It is being described as one of the powerful in recorded history – a […]

Peni Shute

February 20, 2016 2:22 pm

We must stick together as a people and look out for each other. This is the message from Prime Minister Honourable Voreqe Bainimarama as Tropical Cyclone Winston makes its way across the country.

Tropical Cyclone Winston has begun its assault on Fiji. It is being described as one of the powerful in recorded history – a Category 5 cyclone with winds approaching 300 kilometres an hour. As a nation, we are facing an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We must stick together as a people and look after each other. Be alert and be prepared.

Bainimarama said he was concerned that “some people in urban areas of the country in particular do not appear to have heeded the warnings about the seriousness of the threat we all face”.

The Prime Minister assured the country that his Government was thoroughly prepared to deal with ‘this crisis’.

Our evacuation centres are fully operational. And if you have any doubts about the ability of your own home to withstand the onslaught, I urge you to seek shelter where you are most likely to be safe and our officials can assist you.

Paying particular attention to the young and the elderly, Bainimara asked parents to be careful of their wards and not allow anyone to go outside as ‘the threat of being hit by flying debris is extremely high’.

He said citizens should have already secured their property, stocked up on necessary supplies  and be monitoring Cyclone Winston’s progress.

Let us all pray for our nation, ourselves and each other and ask God’s blessing on our beloved Fiji.

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