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

A standalone emergency digital high frequency (HF) radio communication system to support its communication work in times of disasters has been handed over to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) early this week.

Director of the National Disaster Management Office, Mr Loti Yates stated that the NDMO depends on telecommunications network, SIBC and other forms of communication networks to get early warning public safety messaging out to the public within sufficient time possible for evacuation purposes. However, with previous disasters such as the Gizo Tsunami and the Temotu Tsunami, congestions in the telecommunications network occurred.

“It is because of these experiences and the critical need to ensure early warning public safety messaging reaches out to those in remote areas, arose the need to have a standalone communication system that will ensure NDMO continue to give out early warnings, and ensure communication with their Provincial Disaster Officers is not disrupted, and for early feedback of impact assessments to the NDMO/NEOC for disaster relief work.”

The director pointed out the new digital HF emergency radio system proved reliable in last week’s earthquake in Kirakira where the earthquake’s impact was large.

“When the earthquake struck, the duty officer from the National Emergency Communication Room remotely triggered the Kirakira emergency digital radio siren alarm system from Honiara.

“This siren alerted the Provincial Disaster Officer in Kirakira to activate the Kirakira Provincial Emergency Operation Centre. The siren alarm highlighted to Kirakira Township residents they were highly in danger and need to evacuate to safety.