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

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CANCELLATION OF TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS 

CANCELLATION OF TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE SOLOMON ISLANDS METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE AT 12:30 PM THIS AFTERNOON ON MONDAY 08TH OF MAY 2017.

ALL TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FOR MAKIRA, TEMOTU RENNELL AND BELLONA PROVINCES ARE NOW CANCELLED.

SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE DONNA IS NOW MOVING AWAY FROM SOLOMON ISLANDS.

HOWEVER FRESH TO STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH ROUGH SEAS AND MODERATE SWELLS ARE STILL EXPECTED OVER WATERS OF TEMOTU, MAKIRA AND RENNELL & BELLONA PROVINCES FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW.

HEAVY RAIN AT TIMES WITH THUNDERSTORMS IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE OVER PARTS OF TEMOTU TODAY.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL TROPICAL CYCLONE BULLETIN FOR CYCLONE DONNA.

DATE: 08TH MAY 2017.