21st July 02:05 PM
Being prepared is the best way to ensure the safety of our families - Kubuabola
By Lena Reece
Friday 13/10/2017
Minister for Defence and National Security Ratu Inoke Kubuabola

Disaster preparedness and building resilience is truly a communal effort.

While officiating at the launch of the National Disaster Awareness Week at Sukuna Park today, Minister for Defence and National Security Ratu Inoke Kubuabola says that being prepared is the best way to ensure the safety of our families and protection of properties and assets.

He stressed that before disaster strikes, it is vitally important for every Fijian to already have a plan in place: know what to do, where to go, and who to talk to when in need of assistance during these times.

Kubuabola says that Fiji's National Disaster Awareness Week for 2017 focuses on Tsunami hazard ‑ and stresses the need for all Fijians to "Be Tsunami Ready."

He also highlighted that because tsunamis can hit with very little or no warning, adequate preparedness is of the utmost importance and proper planning for a tsunami will save lives.

Kubuabola says that all have a role to play in improving our nation's state of preparedness and improving our level of resilience.

He has also urged each and every person present at the launch to become involved in disaster preparedness.

National Disaster Awareness Week will be recognised throughout the four divisions next week beginning today. 

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