Graham Crumble’s footage yesterday of the devastation in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on a helicopter flyover on return from Tanna Island. Video: Humans of Vanuatu
Report – By Felix Chaudhary in Suva
When severe tropical Cyclone Pam approached Fiji while devastating Vanuatu last weekend, the Fiji Meteorological Service opened its doors to the media in a bid to boost dissemination of information to the public.
Acting Director Aminiasi Tuidraki said this was a new approach to get warnings out in a more effective manner to save lives and reduce losses to the country.
“We invited the media into the Weather Office in Nadi from the first day warnings were issued of the approaching cyclone, this is part of government’s strategy to improve and enhance warnings to the public,” he said. Read more »