HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING WHAT TO DO INFORMATION - CANCELLATION

HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING 

WHAT TO DO INFORMATION

CANCELLATION


WTDI Issue:No.06.  Issue Date: Tue 25th April,2018Media Priority:High


 Situation:

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service has issued the CANCELLATION OF HEAVY RAIN WARNING at 5PM (1700HRS) this evening, Wednesday 25th April 2018.

However,  a trough lies over Solomon Islands so associated heavy rain, showers and thunderstorms will be experienced but now will slowly be easing out.


People and communities are advised to take care and to take the following Safety Actions:


FOR VILLAGE LEADERS / FAMILIES

  • Maintain look outs for flooding as some rain heavy rain will still be experienced

FOR PEOPLE IN LOW LYING AREAS UNDER THE THREAT OF FLOODING

  •  If you are living close to rivers and shorelines you must take extra precaution measures
  • When evacuated take only essential Items like radio, mobile phones, torch, knife, food, water, important papers, important medicines
  • Store drinking water in sealed bottles as water supply may be interrupted (eg. Dirty or supply cut off)
  • Do not allow children to play in the rain and on flood raising water or drainage systems

FOR MOTORISTS

  • Be advice to take extra care when traveling in wet, slippery and flood areas
  • Make sure you have your lights on and drive at less than 40km per hour speed
  • Beware of water covered roads and bridges
  • Do not attempt to cross rivers and large streams of unknown depth


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION


DIAL: 955 (DISASTER) or 933 (WEATHER) or 999 (POLICE) or 977 (MARINE) or Check your nearest Provincial Emergency Operation Centers (PEOC) or Your nearest Police Station

SEND EMAIL: neocndc@ndmo.gov.sb (Disaster)

CHECK WEBSITE: www.ndmo.gov.sb (NDMO) and www.met.gov.sb (SIMS) for latest updates

Always check us here for Disaster Alerts, Warnings and Other Disaster related updates

ALWAYS CHECK US HERE FOR DISASTER ALERTS AND OTHER DISASTER RELATED UPDATES

Always check us here for Disaster Alerts, Warnings and Other Disaster related updates

BY Brian Tom

Principal Programs Officer

Following the 9th December 2016 earthquake, The National Disaster Management Office had completed a one day lessons learnt workshop yesterday at the Honiara Hotel in Honiara.

This internal lessons learned workshop, was organised ahead of the stakeholder wide lessons learned workshop which will be held on the 3rd of March this year. Speaking during the workshop, Chief Operation Officer Mr. George Baragami said, the outcome of the workshop will be fed into the stakeholder wide workshop on the 3rd of March.

The Aim of this lessons learned workshop is to document what went well and what needs improvement, and how the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) could have done better for the purpose of further strengthening and improving the NEOC arrangements. 

The NDMO staffs had worked very hard in compiling the identified issues and find ways to further improve our arrangements.