Effective Communication: a Vital link to emergency preparedness

All disaster emergencies and crisis events are by nature chaotic and highly dynamic, creating physical, emotional, and social disorder. In such crisis events and emergencies, communications is critical at all phases of disaster management. Communications during emergencies incorporates a wide range of measures to manage risks to communities and the environment.

February El Nino underway: Prepare for Dry Season in March

Community Alert, Notification type: Emergency and Disaster, Location: South Pacific Date / Time: 23/02/19 Brace yourselves for a dry season in March with weather patterns forecast to bring El Nino. 2019 may be the hottest year yet, spurred by El Nino and climate changes. The WMO said the chance of a full-fledged El NiƱo event … Continue reading February El Nino underway: Prepare for Dry Season in March

Cyclone Oma Update and the effects on PNG Emergency and Disaster

#RaiKirap Cyclone Oma update: Tropical cyclone has down-graded to Category 1 and moving South-East away from Queensland. Meanwhile back home at Raicoast, Finschhaven and it's neighbouring islands of Tuam and Malai in Tewai-Siasi district and Tami island have been suffering from the onslaught of sea spray on garden crops and increase in sea level. Boats … Continue reading Cyclone Oma Update and the effects on PNG Emergency and Disaster

Cyclone Alert #1802-002: Cyclone Oma

Cyclone Oma tracker: Oma may strengthen to Category THREE as government issues RED warning. The Fiji Meteorological Service has upgraded Cyclone Oma to a category 3. The cyclone is moving west at 6kph and intensifying with sustained winds close to its centre of 120 kph expected to increase to 138 kph. Meanwhile, the Vanuatu Red … Continue reading Cyclone Alert #1802-002: Cyclone Oma

Earthquake update #1802-001

Earthquakes on the ring of fire in the South Pacific region have been occurring more frequently in the space of three days. Recently there was a 5.2 Magnitude earthquake in Indonesia 134km away from Vanimo then 6 hours later shock waves hit Bougainville measuring 4.7 Magnitude. Lorengau gets a share of 4.6 Magnitude shocks on … Continue reading Earthquake update #1802-001