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Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, Disaster Management, and Meteorological Services

Government of the Republic of Fiji

PRESS RELEASE 27/2017

Date: 11/10/2017

*** For Immediate Release ***

 

 

NDMO to Test Tsunami Sirens in Laucala Bay and Lami

SUVA – The National Disaster Management Office will be conducting a live test of tsunami sirens in Laucala Bay and Lami Town on Thursday, 12th October, 2017 between 10:00am and 10:30am.

Members of the public within 1 kilometre of the Laucala Bay and Lami Town areas are advised that the sirens will be switched on and audible for exercise purposes only and there will be no need for evacuation or alarm.

Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development, Disaster Management, and Meteorological Services, Mr. Meleti Bainimarama, said that the exercise is part of on-going work to improve tsunami early warning systems and to increase knowledge and understanding of tsunami risks.

“National Disaster Awareness Week also begins on Friday on October 13th and our theme is Be Tsunami Ready”, Mr. Bainimarama said.

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The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management coordinates and implements the Fijian Government’s rural and maritime development initiatives with a mission to empower Fiji’s rural sector. We are also responsible for the national disaster management strategy focusing on building resilient communities. We have multiple offices in all 14 provinces leading the Fijian Government’s rural development and disaster management operations.  For more information about the Ministry and its work visit: www.ruraldev.gov.fj.

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For more information please contact:

Penioni Kuinikoro, MRMDNDM, Tel. +679 3313400/+679 9472380,