The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in collaboration with the Seismology Unit of the Department of Mineral Resources will be conducting a tsunami drill for FNU, USP and the Sports Council here in Suva on the 7th of March at 1100hrs.
The six (6) campuses from the two tertiary institutions that will be participating are:
• FNU Maritime
• FNU NTPC
• USP Main campus
• USP Statham
• USP Lower
• USP Marine
The NDMO wishes to advice the general public that ALL tsunami sirens will be activated. Last month’s siren test found a few anomalies which has been rectified and thus needs to be tested again. This is in line with NDMO’s objective to ensure all sirens are in perfect working order.
Communities and businesses living along the Suva peninsula and foreshore DO NOT NEED TO EVACUATE but are urged to use this exercise 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.