The National Disaster Management Office today tested nine Tsunami sirens along the Suva Peninsula.
The areas 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 Lami Town.
Fijivillage visited the sites and noted that the siren was clear and for the first time it also included automated messages that warns people of an emergency evacuation.
Managing Director of COMTECH Communication Technologies Mick Cornish says that the radius for one siren is about 1.5 kilometres.
Cornish says that this is a good initiative that will warn people of any tsunami threat.
Fijivillage also talked to some people at My Suva Park and USP Lower Campus, who said that the siren and the automated message was distinctively clear.
The sirens will be tested on a monthly basis.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.