Tsunami drill planned for next week

A LIVE test of all the tsunami sirens will be conducted next week Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

This will be conducted by the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in collaboration with the Seismology Unit of the Department of Mineral Resources at 10am.

According to a Government statement the test is part of Government’s commitment towards improving its state of readiness for any tsunami event and also to ensure that the sirens are in working condition.

The Tsunami sirens are currently installed in the following locations:

  • Water Authority of Fiji – Kinoya Sewerage Plant
  • FINTEL – Vatuwaqa
  • RFMF Officers Training School – Vatuwaqa
  • My Suva Park
  • Government Training Centre – Nasese
  • USP Main campus
  • USP Statham
  • iTaukei Trust Fund Board
  • Civic Car park Rooftop
  • Government Shipping Services – Walu Bay
  • Lami town

“The NDMO wishes to advise the general public that evacuation will NOT be required.

“However communities and businesses living along the Suva peninsula and foreshore are urged to use this exercise to identify and test their evacuation procedures in terms of their designated safe route and safe assembly areas/zones.

“In addition, to this it is equally importantly for the public to get acquainted with the sound of the tsunami early warning sirens,” the statement said.

NDMO welcomes any feedbacks and comments from the general public on the live test in terms of the clarity of the sound of the sirens and the adequacy of the acoustic range.

Comments are to be sent to neocfiji@gmail.com

For any further enquiries, please call the NDMO on 3319250 or email neocfiji@gmail.com

You can also find NDMO on Facebook –  @FijiNDMO or Twitter on @FijiNDMO

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