SUVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in its role as lead of the Pacific Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), has joined with the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to support a High Frequency Radio Communication System training course. High Frequency (HF) radio is a technology that provides backup communications capability during emergencies when other communication systems may be down.
SUVA – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU) governing the use of the RapidPro platform, in Suva on 8th March 2017.
A Tropical Disturbance 09F was located near 20.6 latitude South and 179.2 longitude East or about 170km South-southwest of Matuku or about 200km South-southeast of Kadavu at 2pm this afternoon. It is slow moving and expected to move east-southeast further away from Fiji and has low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone. However, associated trough of low pressure with cloud and rain continues to affect the group. The following warnings and alert are currently in force:
A “Heavy Rain Warning” remains in force for the whole of Fiji;
In August 2016, a collaborative decision by members of the Fiji FSL Cluster resulted in the establishment of the FSL Technical Working Group and the development of a multi-agency recovery needs assessment for TC Winston impacted areas (for the four major Divisions) for the purposes of:
provide evidence based analysis of recovery needs in the food security and livelihoods sector
identifying specific groups and/or communities that are/maybe particularly vulnerable
Situation Report No: 12 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from 1600-0000 hours Tuesday, 20/12/2016
1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST 8 HOURS
- Nadi town flooded and traffic have warned off.
- Rakiraki town closed and movement restricted.
- Navua town is flooded.
- RFMF and NFA on standby in the Central Division.
- Northern Division EOC requests Qamea to be declared Disaster Area
2.0 WEATHER BULLETIN