18th November 12:15 PM
9 Tsunami Sirens installed and live tests to be conducted today from 10am - 1pm
By Lena Reece
Thursday 06/09/2018
Tsunami sirens at USP Lower Campus in Laucala Bay

The National Disaster Management Office has completed the installation of nine Tsunami Sirens along the Suva Peninsula and will be conducting live tests on the Tsunami Sirens today from 10am to 1pm.

In a statement the National Disaster Management Office revealed that the sirens have an acoustic range of 1.2km.

It adds that the newly installed Tsunami sirens are in areas that include, the Kinoya Sewerage Plant, FINTEL in Vatuwaqa, the RFMF Officers Training School in Vatuwaqa, My Suva Park, the Government Training Centre in Nasese, the iTaukei Lands Trust Board Rooftop in Nasova, Civic Carpark Rooftop in Suva, Government Shipping Services in Walu Bay, USP lower campus and in  Lami town.

The National Disaster Management Office advices members of the Public living along the vicinity of the above mentioned areas not be alarmed as these are just tests.

It says the siren testing is also a good opportunity to become accustomed to the sound which would help enormously in an event of a Tsunami Threat that warrants evacuation.

The National Disaster Management Office has also advised the public to contact 3313400 for any issues arising from the siren testing.

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