Weather Alert – Tropical Disturbance Approaching Tonga

Weather Alert – Tropical Disturbance Approaching Tonga – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (February 7, 2019) Location: Tonga Event: The Tonga Meteorological Service advises that a tropical depression is approaching Tonga. The storm may intensify to a tropical cyclone and pass near Tonga Friday and Saturday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Actions to take: • …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Cyclone Mona approaching Fiji – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (January 3, 2019)

Location: Fiji Islands Event: The Fiji Meteorological Service advises that Tropical Cyclone Mona is approaching Fiji and may strengthen to a category 2 cyclone by Saturday. In affected areas, forecasters predict the storm will bring heavy rain and strong, damaging winds. Actions to take: Monitor local media and weather forecasts. Be aware that the storm path …

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Weather Alert – Tropical Disturbance approaching Fiji – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (December 30, 2018)

Event: The Fiji Meterological Service advises that a tropical disturbance is approaching the Fiji Islands. The storm is expected to intensify, possibly becoming a tropical cyclone. The storm is expected to affect Fiji starting Monday evening, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Heavy rain warnings are in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Suva, Fiji (April 9, 2018)

Location: Fiji, Tonga Event: Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Keni is forecast to pass by Fiji on Tuesday, April 10 as a Category 2 or Category 3 cyclone, causing destructive winds, waves, and flooding.  A tropical cyclone warning is in force for the western half of Viti Levu, the Yasawa and Mamanuca islands, Kadavu and smaller islands.  …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

January 4, 2018  On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use.  Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Asbestos Warning in Downtown Suva

The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Fiji that the Fiji government has issued a public advisory to avoid the area surrounding the Suva Civic Center.  This follows the discovery of asbestos material during construction work on the site of the Civic Center. For further information, please visit local …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dengue Fever Cases are Increasing

U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Fiji, Kiribati, French Polynesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis & Futuna are advised to take precautions against dengue fever.  An outbreak of dengue fever has been declared by the Ministry of Health in New Caledonia.  In Fiji, a total of 155 cases of dengue have been …

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Emergency Message – New Caledonia: Dengue Epidemic.

U.S. citizens living in or traveling to New Caledonia are advised that a public health emergency has been declared in Noumea, the capital, due to a worsening outbreak of Dengue Government officials have indicated that all neighborhoods in the city have been affected, and a 25-year-old woman died last week of Dengue Type 1. Dengue …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Flood and Heavy Rain Warnings

The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting our consular district (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis & Futuna) of a pair of weather systems that are forecast to continue affecting the whole of Fiji. Tropical Disturbance 09F situated southeast of Kadavu is forecast to …

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South Pacific Cyclone/Hurricane Season

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season, which begins November 1, 2016, and ends April 30, 2017. This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2017. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared. …

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Travel Notice for New Caledonia Regarding the Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Suva informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for New Caledonia  regarding the Zika virus .  There is evidence that Zika is linked to birth defects in the fetuses of infected pregnant women and Guillain-Barre syndrome in infected individuals of any age or gender.  Zika …

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Security Message – Fiji

The U.S. Embassy would like to make you aware that there is a recent significant increase in the number of reported credit card fraud incidents in Fiji.  The U.S. Embassy recorded dozens of incidents over the past few months compared to just two incidents over the prior two years. The U.S. Embassy confirmed that some …

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