TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING NUMBER SEVEN: WHAT TO DO INFORMATION
Following the issuance of TROPICAL DISTURBANCE NUMBER SEVEN by the Solomon Island Meteorological Service (SIMS) at 3:00AM this morning, Wednesday 01st March 2023, the NEOC hereby issue this TROPICAL CYCLONE WHAT TO DO INFORMATION. The Tropical Cyclone Warning for Temotu Province is now Downgraded to Tropical Disturbance. However a Tropical Disturbance is enforce for ALL PROVINCES.
People are advised to take this TROPICAL CYCLONE WHAT TO DO INFORMATION seriously.
RECOMMENDED SAFETY ACTIONS:
- UPON HEARING THE WARNING
- Make sure your neighbours and vulnerable people received this advice
- Store drinking water in sealed plastic containers as water supply may be interrupted or contaminated
- Batten down roof and tie down all loose objects in the house
- If you live in a flood-prone area take flood precautions
- Ensure all the members of your family are present
- Keep children away from swollen drains and waterways
- Have all your important items safely secure with you (medical cards, medicines, etc)
- If your house is not structurally safe, prepare to move to the nearest evacuation centre.
- DURING THE TROPICAL CYCLONE
- Open windows from wind to reduce the pull force of the wind on the roof
- Remain calm, stay indoors but clear of doors and windows. Remain in the strongest part of the building or stronghold
- Do not attempt to travel at Sea
- Only use the telephone or HF radio for very urgent calls.
- AFTER THE TROPICAL CYCLONE HAS PASSED
- Do not go outside until safety advice is officially issued
- Do not attempt to travel at Sea as the sea will be rough still and winds will be strong
- Don’t allow children to roam around outside
- Beware of damaged building, fallen trees or flooded water ways
- Listen to your radio for advice and updates
- Check for gas leaks and do not use electric appliances if wet (if you have them in possession).
- SPECIFIC FOR THE VILLAGE LEADERS
- Village leaders in the possible threat areas are advised to activate their emergency response plans when necessary. This includes ringing church bells, blowing of conch shells and beating of drums.
People are advised to listen to SIBC and other FM radio stations for any latest update on the situation.
This Tropical Cyclone What to Do Information is current until a cancellation of the tropical cyclone warning is issued by the SI Meteorological Services.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND ASSISSTANCE
Please visit www.met.gov.sb, Call NDMO (955) SIMS (933), Police(999) Marine Search and Rescue (977) or Fire (988) or
Visit your nearest Provincial Emergency Operation Centres or your nearest police station, or Email: NEOC@ndmo.gov.sb
Issued by :
National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC)
National Disaster Management Office | MECDM
P.O Box 21, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tel: (+677) 27936/27063 | Fax: 27060 | Email: NEOC@ndmo.gov.sb
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