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Cyclone Mona Update: Fulton Hogan Hiways Emergency Response Plan Activated

Fulton Hogan Hiways’ (FHH) Emergency Response Plan has been activated since the announcement of the current weather situation, according to Fulton Hogan Hiways General Manager, Patrick Keenan. “It is important
04 Jan 2019 17:21
Cyclone Mona Update: Fulton Hogan Hiways Emergency Response Plan Activated
FHH workers clears Davuilevu farm road drainage.

Fulton Hogan Hiways’ (FHH) Emergency Response Plan has been activated since the announcement of the current weather situation, according to Fulton Hogan Hiways General Manager, Patrick Keenan.

“It is important to ensure that not only do our crews work safely, but that Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) receives the most responsive service and resources FHH can provide.  These are top priorities in planning our preparation,” he said.

“The team is on full alert right now and we are currently monitoring flood-prone sites on our road networks, clearing appropriate drainage accesses, our inspectors are out on the roads monitoring both urban and rural areas, and our team in our Samabula and Savusavu depot bases will be responding via regular communications and assisting FRA in prioritising the areas that need assistance.”

The plan has been developed to efficiently manage communication between FHH and FRA while also managing critical roads and bridges during this weather.

Crews are on standby in the Central/Eastern and Northern divisions and all rural depots are now active.

Stockpiles of gravel have been put in place to deal with any washouts, and additional machinery from the Samabula and Labasa depots have been moved out to the rural depots in preparation for emergency response and cleanup in the Central/Eastern and Northern divisions.

“FHH is allocating additional resources to our rural depots. Naqali is one of the areas FHH is targeting to have more resources before any flooding on Sawani/Serea Rd happens and we are also being vigilant on the Trans Insular Road in Vanua Levu where we have experienced slips in recent times.

“We advise and encourage the travelling public to be more cautious on the road at this time,” said Mr Keenan.

For further information please contact George Rubine on 7723853 or email virgo@connect.com.fj

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