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Reconsider Plans For Travel, Events

As the possibility remains of a Tropical Cyclone forming at the end of this week in Fiji waters, the public is advised to re-consider plans for travel and events this
15 Dec 2016 11:00
Reconsider Plans For Travel, Events
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As the possibility remains of a Tropical Cyclone forming at the end of this week in Fiji waters, the public is advised to re-consider plans for travel and events this weekend.

The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary and national disaster controller Meleti Bainimarama said that safety was paramount and necessary preventative measures should be practiced by all Fijians.

This time of the year bring much hype and festivity, but we are urging the public to limit travel and gatherings to only that which is necessary,” he said.

“In the past, we have had casualties with small boats out at sea after people were returning from social gatherings amidst weather warnings and alerts by authorities.”

Mr Bainimarama said those still living in tents needed to pay close attention to advisories from authorities through the media.

“Should the need arise, District Officers and government officials are on the ground and will provide necessary evacuation support,” he said.

“For those whose evacuation centres were damaged by Cyclone Winston, these communities can find out their nearest alternative evacuation centre through their District Office.”

Emergency Operation Centres:
National EOC –  3319250  or neocfiji@gmail.com


Central Division EOC – 3477000/9906320 or eoccentral16@gmail.com


Eastern Division EOC – 3216466/9904589/9905221 or easterneoc@gmail.com


Northern Division EOC – 8811322/9994261 or northeoc@gmail.com


Western Division EOC – 6281553/9905909 or diveocwest@gmail.com

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