HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING WHAT TO DO INFORMATION NUMBER FOUR
WTDI Issue: No.04 Issue Date: Tuesday 24th, April 2018 Media Priority: High
To The Media: Top priority for immediate and frequent broadcast
Issued By: The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) at 7:00 pm this evening, on Tuesday 24th, April 2018.
Following the Heavy Rain warning Number Four issued at 7:00 PM this evening by the Solomon Islands Meteorological service (SIMS); the NEOC issued this Heavy Rain and Flooding What to Do Information and is currently in force for all provinces except for Temotu.
Heavy rain will likely to cause flooding to creeks, streams, major rivers and drainages. People living in or close to these areas are strongly advised to seriously take the following safety action:
- Village leaders and families must listen to your radio for emergency information – SIBC, FM,HF radio
- Make sure your neighbours and vulnerable people have received this advice
- Move to safe location when it is required
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
- Be advice to take extra care when travelling in wet, slippery and flood areas
- Make sure you have your lights on and drive at a speed less than 40km per hour
- Beware of water covered roads and bridges
- Do not attempt to cross rivers and large streams of unknown depth
FOR BOATS AND SHIPPING
- Mariners are advise to be extra caution when planning or travelling out in the sea
- Avoid travelling at all if you can
- When going out in the sea , always inform someone of where about you are going and your expected time of travel
- Take extra fuel, puddles, life-jackets, torch-light, spare batteries, water and some food when travelling
Heavy rain can cause flash flood, river flood or low lying areas and coastal flooding. Prolong heavy rain can cause landslide and mudslides. Heavy rain can also create very low visibility and if it goes with strong winds then it can also cause rough seas. People are advised to take care.
For urgent assistant call 955 (NEOC) or 933 (SI Meteorology) or 999 (police) or 977 (Marine) or Your nearest Provincial Emergency Operation Centres or Your nearest police station
This heavy rain and flooding what to do information is current until a cancellation of the Heavy Rain warning is issued by the SI Meteorological Services.
Next Update will be at 7:00 am tomorrow morning.
National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC)
Tel: (+677) 27937 | Email: email@example.com | Fax: 27060
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (Disaster)
CHECK WEBSITE: www.ndmo.gov.sb (NDMO) and www.met.gov.sb (SIMS) for latest updates