NDMO Calls for Precautions as Bad Weather Continue

NDMO Calls for Precautions as Bad Weather Continue


The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is urging the public to take precautions as the current bad weather season persist.

Director of NDMO), Jonathan Tafiariki in an interview with SIBC, issued a strong warning regarding the need to take precautions during the bad weather.

“According to focus impact report from the Meteorological Service office, we are currently on ‘orange’ alert which means people must prepare and take precaution from any incident that might happen due to the continuing rain fall.

“The MET service office is issuing heavy rain and strong wind warning to the country, please take note,” Tafiariki advises.

Mr Tafiariki adds that according to the weather office, the bad weather will likely continue into the weekend.

“I urge people living along rivers to watch water levels and do not wait for situation to worsen before moving to safer grounds.

“Also, to communities if you have emergency plans in place, please activate these and respond accordingly. This to protect your family and the community, preventing loss of life,” The NDMO Director instructed.

He furthered that as of yesterday, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has started receiving incident reports, particularly from Honiara and Guadalcanal province.

“Flooding experienced on Wednesday has resulted in damages to roads and bridges, especially on the western side of Guadalcanal.

“The NEOC is currently on standby mode, ready to initiate emergency responses if needed,” He said.

Tafiariki assured the public that the NDMO will continue providing safety advice, and he urged everyone to report incidents to 955 and the weather office at 933.

He encouraged people to also check the NDMO and MET Office’s Facebook page for updates.


By Alex Dadamu

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