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28 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

The Commissioner Central Division, Provincial Administrator, District Officer, invited distinguished guests, relevant stakeholders, media personnel, ministry staff, ladies and gentleman.

Riverbank erosion is a growing problem for local communities in Fiji today. Since most of the towns and rural communities in Fiji are situated along riverbanks, they are vulnerable to potential climate change impacts of increasing sea levels, cyclones, and more frequent and intense rainfall. These impacts are threatening the very existence of local communities situated along riverbanks in Fiji.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

Overview

  • The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) declared a national outbreak of meningococcal C on Tuesday March 20th, 2018.

  • The Ministry, through the National Meningococcal Disease Taskforce, continues to coordinate the response to the outbreak, including strengthening surveillance, laboratory diagnostics, clinical management, public health interventions and risk communications.

05 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

Overview

• The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) declared an outbreak of meningococcal C on Tuesday March 20th, 2018.

• The Ministry, through the National Meningococcal Disease Taskforce, continues to coordinate the response to the outbreak, including strengthening surveillance, laboratory diagnostics, clinical management, public health interventions and risk communications.

• The Fijian government has committed to vaccinating everyone from ages 1-19, a population of 333,876 (over a third of the Fijian population).

28 May 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

A trough of low pressure with an embedded low lies just to the west of Fiji. It is moving towards the Group and expected to bring heavy rain, squally thunderstorms with strong and gusty winds over the country from tonight and continue until tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a high pressure system together with a low pressure system to the southwest of Fiji generates and directs damaging heavy southerly swells over Fiji Waters.

The following warnings remains current with the as adverse weather and oceans conditions anticipated over next 24 to 48 hours.

15 May 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

Overview

• The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) declared an outbreak of meningococcal C on Tuesday March 20th, 2018.

• The Ministry, through the National Meningococcal Disease Taskforce, continues to coordinate the response to the outbreak, including strengthening surveillance, laboratory diagnostics, clinical management, public health interventions and risk communications.

15 May 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

Overview

• The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) declared an outbreak of meningococcal C on Tuesday March 20th, 2018.

• The Ministry, through the National Meningococcal Disease Taskforce, continues to coordinate the response to the outbreak, including strengthening surveillance, laboratory diagnostics, clinical management, public health interventions and risk communications.

24 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

Overview

• The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS) declared an outbreak of meningococcal C on Tuesday March 20th, 2018.

• The Ministry, through the National Meningococcal Disease Taskforce, continues to coordinate the response to the outbreak, including strengthening surveillance, laboratory diagnostics, clinical management, public health interventions and risk communications.

• The Fijian Government has committed to conducting a mass meningococcal C vaccination program for all Fijians aged 1-19 during this outbreak.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

Overview

The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS) declared an outbreak of meningococcal disease on Tuesday March 20th, 2018.

The Ministry, through the National Meningococcal Disease Taskforce, continues to coordinate the response to the outbreak, including strengthening surveillance, laboratory diagnostics, clinical management, public health interventions and risk communications.

Meningococcal C vaccination (with ACWY conjugate vaccine-Menactra) was conducted from April 5th for students of Navesau Adventist School.

17 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

This situation Report No. 22 was issued from the National Emergency Operation Centre and covers the period from 0800hrs to 2000hrs on Monday 16th April, 2018.

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Initial Damage Assessment (IDA) Teams have landed in Vunisea and will be deployed today.

  • New request of 3,000 food pack for Kadavu submitted to Ministry of Economy.

-- Water Authority of Fiji continue to monitor restoration of water and resources are available 24/7 for emergencies. Water carting continues to areas in need.

14 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

My fellow Fijians,
Ladies and Gentlemen.
Bula Vinaka and good evening.

It has been a very trying two weeks for those Fijians who have endured the wrath of the two major tropical cyclones that struck our country; bringing heavy rains, flooding and severe winds that have devastated some communities.

11 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

This Situation Report No.17 is issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and covers the period from 2000 hours – 0800 hours on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Evacuations Centres in Lau and Lomaiviti in the Eastern Division are now closed as well as the Northern Division EOC’s.

• The total number of active Evacuation Centres is 202 with 8,935 evacuees.

• 23 roads in the Central, 50 roads in the Western and 17 roads in the Northern Division are still closed.

11 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

This Situation Report No.16 is issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and covers the period from 0800 hours – 2000 hours on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Schools in the Western Division, greater Labasa area and nine (9) in the Central Division are still closed.

  • Two Hundred and Seventy three (273) Evacuation Centres currently active with Fourteen Thousand, Five Hundred and Fifty One (14,551) evacuees.

11 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

This situation report is to advise of the status of FRA’s assets due to the effect of TC Keni:

  • Vunisea Jetty causeway in Kadavu washed out yesterday.

  • Roads closed at various locations on Nabukelevu-I-Ra Road and Namara Road in Kadavu

  • Kings Road is reduced to a single at Naveiveiwali in Tailevu. FRA Contractors are on site clearing flood debris.

  • Naqali Flats on Sawani Serea Road is now Open to traffic

  • Kings Road is reduced to a single lane at Dama in Rakiraki

11 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

This situation report is to advise of the status of FRA’s assets due to the effect of TC Keni:

  • Vunisea Jetty causeway in Kadavu washed out yesterday.

  • Roads closed at various locations on Nabukelevu-I-Ra Road and Namara Road in Kadavu

  • Kings Road is CLOSED at Naveiveiwali in Tailevu. FRA Contractors are on site clearing flood debris.

  • Naqali Flats on Sawani Serea Road is CLOSED

  • Kings Road is open to single lane at Dama in Rakiraki

  • Queens Road is fully OPEN to all traffic

11 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

This situation report is to advise of the status of FRA’s assets due to the effect of TC Keni:

  • Vunisea Jetty causeway in Kadavu washed out yesterday.

  • Roads closed at various locations on Nabukelevu-I-Ra Road and Namara Road in Kadavu

  • Kings Road is CLOSED at Naveiveiwali in Tailevu. FRA Contractors are on site clearing flood debris.

  • Naqali Flats on Sawani Serea Road is CLOSED

  • Kings Road is closed at Dama in Rakiraki

  • Queens Road is fully OPEN to all traffic

10 Apr 2018 description

For the 24 hr and 48 hr positions, the three radii represent the extent of Hurricane, Storm and Gale winds away from the centre.

Name: Severe Tropical Cyclone KENI
Situation At: 1200 UTC Tuesday 10 April 2018
Location: 20.9S, 179.0W
Recent Movement: SE at 41 km/h

10 Apr 2018 description

The forecast path shown above is the Nadi's best estimate of the cyclone's future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks.

10 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

5pm, Tuesday, 10 April 2018

As Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Keni (TC Keni) approached Viti Levu, track more steadily southeastwards and passed 120km south-southwest of Nadi at around midday and was located over the western part of Kadavu at 3pm today. It continues to move southeastwards at 35km/hr.

At 4.40pm today, severe TC Keni centre was located near 19.3 south latitude and 178.6 east longitude or about 50km southeast of Kadavu and about 120km west of Matuku.

10 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

10am, Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Tropical Cyclone Keni (TC Keni) has intensified further into a category 3 (CAT 3) tropical cyclone this morning.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni was located near 18.2 degrees south latitude and 176.2 degrees east longitude or about 140km west-southwest of Nadi and about 230km west-northwest of Kadavu at 9am today. Severe TC Keni is currently moving east-southeast towards the Group at about 15km/hr.

10 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

8pm, Monday, 09 April 2018

Tropical Cyclone Keni (TC Keni), a category 1 cyclone intensified rapidly and upgraded to a Category 2 cyclone at 6pm this evening.

TC Keni was was located near 16.9 degrees south latitude and 172.5 degrees east longitude or about 535km west of Nadi and about 650km west-northwest of Kadavu at 6pm today. TC Keni is currently moving east-southeast towards the Group at about 19km/hr.