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Taking Heed Of Precautions Vital

Always be prepared before and when natural disaster strikes . This was highlighted by Sanivalati Tubuna during the Designing Crowdfund­ing Campaigns Design Programme at the Tanoa Skylodge Hotel in Nadi
27 Sep 2018 11:00
Taking Heed Of  Precautions Vital
Participants pose for a group shot at the Tanoa Skylodge Hotel in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Always be prepared before and when natural disaster strikes .

This was highlighted by Sanivalati Tubuna during the Designing Crowdfund­ing Campaigns Design Programme at the Tanoa Skylodge Hotel in Nadi on Tuesday.

Mr Tubuna is the associ­ate project manager for the Russian-funded United Nations Development Pro­gramme (UNDP), Disaster Resilience for Pacific Small Island Developing States (RESPAC).

He said it was vital for communities and busi­nesses to take heed of pre­cautions and always be prepared during times of a natural disaster.

“There are several things that a country or a commu­nity can do to prepare for a disaster and also prepare on how to respond,” he said.

“In terms of communities, it is good they have commu­nity disaster plans and it helps them organise them­selves in a way that is fast and it gives them minimum time to save themselves.”

He said having household community plans in place was another way of ensur­ing safety when a natural disaster struck and even before that.

“Other things to have are reserves, like money in the bank. There are several measures that they can do,” Mr Tubuna said.

“Having an evacuation plan and also knowing what to do when a disaster strikes and before it strikes.

“Being prepared is just al­lowing you to be able to re­spond better and faster.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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