Tropical Cyclone Warning Fiji (November 13-15, 2023)
Location: South Pacific
Event: Tropical Cyclone Season in the South Pacific Ocean has begun. According to the Fiji Meterological Service as of 13 November 5:15 P.M. the following notices have been issued.
A Storm Warning is now in force for Yasawa and Mamanuca Groups, and Western and Northern Viti Levu.
A Gale Warning is now in force for force for Rotuma, western half of Vanua Levu [Dreketi, Bua to Savusavu], Eastern Viti Levu and Lomaiviti Group.
A Storm Alert is in force for southern Viti Levu, Vatulele, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands.
Be aware that a Heavy Rain Warning remains in force for the whole Fiji Group and a Flash Flood Warning is in force for Ovalau and parts of Suva.
A Flash Flood Alert is in force for a number of areas in southern Vanua Levu, parts of the Central Division, especially Tailevu and Naitasiri, and Koro Island.
For latest forecasts, you can visit the Fiji Meteorological Service website at www.met.gov.fj
See the original message here https://www.met.gov.fj/index.php?page=aerosum#Media%20Releases/Media%20Release%206%20for%202023-2024%20(Final).pdf
Actions to Take:
- Visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center for the current Cyclone forecast.
- Visit the Department of State’s Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones page.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance. For more information see: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/your-health-abroad/insurance-providers-overseas.html
Be prepared to shelter in place and become familiar with protective measures. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency website https://www.ready.gov provides valuable tips.