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Weather warning

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

MEMBERS of the public in the Northern Division have been advised to take heed of weather warnings and act accordingly.

Commissioner North Jovesa Vocea said despite adverse weather warnings confined to the Ono-i-Lau and the Southern Lau groups, anything was bound to happen, adding that TC Winston was a perfect example.

Mr Vocea called on citizens in the North to take precautionary measures.

"Members of the public in the North should expect a change in weather conditions from 9pm tonight (last night), the projected time for TC Gita to pass close to the Northern Lau group," he said.

"People should expect strong winds and rain from tonight (last night) as part of the impact of the cyclone as it passes closer to the group. All are advised not to be complacent with weather warnings and to act accordingly. We need to be prepared for the worst case scenario at all times and this also means that those planning to go out to sea need to stop until the weather clears."

Mr Vocea said a team in his office was monitoring the weather in the division.

"We have not activated our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) until advised by the director National Disaster Management Office (NDMO)," he said.

"At the moment, the only emergency operations centre is the one in the Eastern Division. However, we are advising people to get updated reports of the weather warning from the Fiji Meteorological Service, which will be broadcasted on radio stations."

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