HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING WHAT TO DO INFORMATION NUMBER FOUR

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

  • 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

FOR MOTORISTS

  • 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

CAUTION

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.  ​

NEOC PIMFT

National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) 

Tel: (+677) 27937 | Email: neoc@ndmo.gov.sb | 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: neocndc@ndmo.gov.sb (Disaster)

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

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HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING WHAT TO DO INFORMATION NUMBER ONE

On 21st—22nd October 2016

Three JICA experts facilitated a training in Honiara for community based early warning system. This involved the assemblage and installaition of the community early warning system. The system included flood and rain gauges with their sensors.

The partcipants include experts from Government Ministries, private sectors, and NDMO staff .

The purpose of the training

was to enable the local experts and NDMO staff to acquire the knowledge on how to assemble, install and conduct maintenance on the early warning systems funded by JICA in Makira and Isabel Provinces.

The training was successfully completed resulting in assemblage of 12 flood gauges and 2 rain gauges ready to be installed in the communities of Isabel and Makira Provinces.