National Emergency Operation Center: Tropical Cyclone Winston Situation Report 51 of 04/03/2016

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The purpose of this report is to provide the update on the current operations undertaken after TC Winston.

This Situation Report is issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and covers the period from 0800 to 1600 hours on 04/03/2016. Updates in this report summarise all reports and briefs submitted from various EOC’s in the four divisions.


  • MOH has recalled all Immediate Response Teams and are now on standby at the CWMH & Lautoka Hospital. The report from Koro is as follows: 71 Surgeries, 476 Outpatients, 43 admitted and 41 cases have been referred. Currently Targeted areas are – Lomaiviti, Tailevu, Rakiraki, Ba, Yasawa, Taveuni, part of Bua & Cakaudrove. Hon. Minister assures that no expired medicine would be sent to the maritime islands; There has not been any change in the number of dengue cases recorded around the country (currently 131 recorded dengue cases)
    Urgent Request for disinfection and anti-mosquito spraying; and supplying of 1500 tents to Yacata Island.

  • Medical Services Pacific (MSP) highlighting the activities/services they have provided to the victims of TC Winston. MSP will be conducting Safety and Protection awareness’s which incorporate a variety of issues when they visit the following areas, Dawasamu in Tailevu, Wainibuka, Bucalevu and Sovusovu in Ra and Naboubuco in Naitasiri. These activies will take between 3-6 months and has commenced on (29/03/16).

  • The President Hon. Konrote has visited Vanuabalavu; Government pays for boarding fees for relocated students; foreign donors sought for $1m reconstruction – The reconstruction of Queen Victoria School may take at least a year. RKS will start on Monday.

  • Habitat for Humanity Fiji has kits ready for distribution but don’t have tarpaulins as it is not available in the country. Requesting NDMO for assistance & accessibility.

  • Evacuation centres for Central division have all been all been closed as per 35/16.

  • NFA reported Ami Chandra Primary School needed manpower to clean up the school building for hosing.

  • The NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently completed a process of selecting / approving proposals from NZ NGOs. Four projects were approved, as outlined in the table. Refer to Appendix I

  • The United Nations and the Fijian Government has jointly launched the international Fiji Flash Appeal today; also outline an initial range of projects that will be aimed at meeting the country’s humanitarian needs over the next three months and which require international support.

  • Wildlife Conservation Society left today for Ovalau in Lomaiviti Province to deliver some basic cleaning and building materials to the affected communities of Nauouo, Arovudi, Tavia, Natokalau and Levuka villages. Taking over material such as nails, roofing nails, rubber, hand saw and hammer. Refer to appendix II