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By Brian Tom
Principal Programs Officer, National Emergency Operation Center
NEOC activated to support Lata PEOC on TC Donna
The National Disaster Management Office has activated the National Emergency Operation Centre following impacts reports received as a result of Tropical Cyclone Donna.
Cyclone Donna this morning with a central pressure of 994 hector Pascals, located near 13.1 degrees latitude south and 171.2 degrees longitude east. With its destructive winds and heavy rains, communities of Tikopia, Anuta, Vanikoro Utupua and Reefs Islands, have reported impacts.
NEOC liaising with the Solomon Islands Meteorological service to closely monitor the movement, intensity and possible impacts Donna would cause to vulnerable communities.
The NEOC is now activated on standby mode, to support the Provincial Emergency Operation Centre in Lata Temotu Province, for further verification of information received.
The NEOC now would like to encourage people to listen out to the SIBC and other media outlets for warnings and what to do information. You can call 955 or 933 for more information.
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By Tomoyuki Kogawa
Mission from Japan visited SI on 27th March and saw the CBDRM project sites, to know NDMO activity, policy, plan, etc. and to interview Trainees in Japan. Mission team is composed 5 people, 3 from Shikoku University which organized Disaster trainings in Japan and 2 from JICA Shikoku.
Thank you for continuous cooperation with JICA.