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Disaster Managemenet Plea: Be Wary Of Weather

The Permanent Secretary for National Disaster Management, Meleti Bainimarama, is calling on the public to be wary of the inclement weather. “The approaching tropical depression will bring more rain so
16 Dec 2016 11:00
Disaster  Managemenet Plea: Be Wary  Of Weather
Weather briefing Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (right), is briefed on the current weather situation by the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in Suva yesterday. He was joined by Cabinet ministers, heads and senior officials from the private and public sector, the diplomatic corps and senior government officials. He is pictured with the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu. Photo: DEPTFO News

The Permanent Secretary for National Disaster Management, Meleti Bainimarama, is calling on the public to be wary of the inclement weather.

“The approaching tropical depression will bring more rain so we are advising the public to move when it’s daylight, and to cut down the movement at night. If families have festivity plans in the weekend, please defer it to when the weather gets better,” he advised.

Mr Bainimarama also advised parents to keep watch over their children.

He revealed food packs and formulas were sent to divisional commissioners two weeks ago from the National Disaster Management Office.

“If the evacuation centres will be occupied tonight (last night), then hopefully the public come with dry clothes and their rations for the first few hours, but certainly from tomorrow (today) the rations will be distributed,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama also confirmed that people living in tents and low lying areas have been told to move to evacuation centres, which are now open.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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