The National Disaster Management Office in collaboration with the Seismology Unit of the Department of Mineral Resources will be conducting LIVE TESTS on the Tsunami Sirens tomorrow at 1100-1200hrs.

The exercise is aligned to government’s commitment in ensuring its state of readiness should any tsunami event occur. The Tsunami Sirens have been installed in the following areas:

  1. Water Authority of Fiji – Kinoya Sewerage Plant
  2. FINTEL – Vatuwaqa
  3. RFMF Officers Training School – Vatuwaqa
  4. USP Statham
  5. USP Lower campus
  6. USP Main campus
  7. My Suva Park
  8. Government Training Centre – Nasese
  9. iTaukei Trust Fund Board
  10. SCC Civic Car park Rooftop
  11. Biosecurity, Renown street – Suva Central
  12. Government Shipping Services – Walu Bay
  13. Lami town

The NDMO wishes to advice the general public that evacuation will NOT be required.

However, communities and businesses along the Suva peninsula and foreshore ARE ADVISED to use this tsunami siren test to identify and test their evacuation procedures in terms of their designated safe route and safe assembly areas/zones.

In addition to this, it is equally importantly for the public to get acquainted with the sound of the tsunami early warning sirens.

NDMO welcomes any feedback
and comments from the general public on the live test in terms of the clarity
of the sound of the sirens and the adequacy of the acoustic range. Comments are
to be sent to neocfiji@gmail.com.  

For
any further enquiries, please call the NDMO on 3319250 or email neocfiji@gmail.com. You
can also get in touch on Facebook on @FijiNDMO or Twitter on @FijiNDMO

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