A cyclone is a storm with a very strong wind and heavy rain.
It can blow down trees, cause large waves in the sea and
flood rivers. Your home could be blown down and your family could
be injured or killed if you do not know what to do when a cyclone
In Solomon Islands, cyclones occur between November and May.
DO NOT IGNORE WARNINGS.
Listen to warnings on SIBC and FM radio stations. Get your food supplies
ready stations. Get your food supplies ready and check the list of reserved
Cut off excess leaves of banana trees and cassava plants to avoid being
blown down or uprooted. Listen to warnings about high tides, waves and
BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE
to higher ground at short notice.
Listen to warnings on SIBC and FM radio stations.
DO NOT GO OUT.Shelter in a safe place. Beware of
the Calm Eye - the center of a Tropical Cyclone. As
the Eye passes directly over an island or ship, very
strong winds from one direction suddenly drop to almost
calm and then shortly afterwards, generally not more
than 2 hours, stron winds suddenly return, but from the
opposite direction. Some minor repairs can be done then,
but BE READY TO SHELTER AGAIN AS SOON AS THE WIND
If you live in a permanent or western style house and have
window, open some on the leeward side (the side away
from the wind). If the wind changes direction, close these
windows and open others on the sheltered side of the house.
DO NOT GO OUT TO SEA at any time a cyclone is in your area,
as sea conditions will be very rough.