The National Disaster Management Office will be conducting a live test of tsunami sirens in Laucala Bay and Lami Town today between 10:00am and 10:30am.
The tsunami sirens being tested are located in the University of the South Pacific’s Lower Campus in Laucala Bay and on Nasevou Street in Lami Town.
Members of the public within 1 kilometre of the Laucala Bay and Lami Town areas are advised that the sirens will be switched on and audible for exercise purposes only and there will be no need for evacuation or alarm.
Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development, Disaster Management, and Meteorological Services, Meleti Bainimarama, said that the exercise is part of on-going work to improve tsunami early warning systems and to increase knowledge and understanding of tsunami risks.
Bainimarama added that the National Disaster Awareness Week also begins tomorrow and our theme is Be Tsunami Ready.