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WHAT IS A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE ADVISORY?

A Tropical Disturbance Advisories are issued when a Tropical Low or Tropical Depression with potential to pose a threat of strong to near gale force winds (25 to 33 knots)  which may affect any part of the Solomon Islands within 48 hours. 

 

 

WHAT TO DO INFORMATION FOR TROPICAL LOW OR CYCLONE (NEOC at NDMO)

1. UPON HEARING A WARNING (start of the bad weather)

  • Listen to your radio for further information.
  • Store drinking water in sealed plastic containers as water supply may be interrupted or contaminated.
  • Batten down roof and all loose objects in the house.
  • Ensure all members of your family are present
  • Keep children away from swollen drains and waterways.
  • If your house is not structurally safe, prepare to move to the nearest evacuation centre or safe area
  • Prepare an emergency kit, put away metal objects on safe places

2. DURING THE BAD WEATHER

  • Open louvers on side away from wind to reduce the pull force of the wind on the roof
  • Remain indoors but clear of doors and windows. Remain indoors in the strongest part of the building. but keep away from doors and windows
  • Only use the telephone or HF radio for very urgent calls.

3. AFTER THE BAD WEATHER HAS PASSED

  • Don’t go outside until officially advised it is safe. By NDMO and met. Service
  • Don’t allow children to roam around outside
  • Beware of damaged buildings, fallen trees or flooded waterways
  • Listen to your radio for advice and updates
  • Check for gas leaks and don’t use electric appliances if wet (if you have them in possession)
  • Seek medical advices/ help for the injured /sick persons
  • Prepare reports on any damages/destruction to NDMO/PDO

4. SPECIFIC FOR MARINERS AND SEAFARERS

  • Do not travel at Sea as the sea will be rough and winds will be strong

6. SPECIFIC FOR COMMUNITY 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

For further information/urgent assistance call 955 (NEOC at NDMO) or 933 (SIMS forecasting) or 999 (Police Operations Centre) or 977 (Marine Search and Rescue Centre)

Last modified on Saturday, 13 May 2017 18:44

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