Thursday, 4 July 2013

Samoa’s Met and Disaster offices highlight good collaborations in Nadi

By Asenati Taugasolo Semu, Press Secretariat of the Government of Samoa:

3 July 2013, Nadi, Fiji - Good collaboration between the Samoa Meteorological Service Centre and National Disaster Management Division were highlighted at the Pacific Meteorological Council meeting in Nadi.

The Meteorological Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Mulipola Ausetalia Titimaea said the two Samoa offices have joined forces to better provide natural disaster warnings and resources.

“The two offices have always work together,” said Mulipola who explained the process from issuing of warnings leading up to cyclones, and until the cyclone threats is cancelled.”

For example during Cyclone Evan, Mulipola said a total of 20 weather special bulletins were issued until the warning was finally cancelled.

The Assistant Chief Executive of Samoa Disaster Office, Filomena Nelson reiterated the importance of  partnership between the two offices.

She said the fact that the two offices are housed under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has assisted in information sharing and corporation.

The two offices were amongst those that presented during the second day of the PMC. 

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