STAGE 1: BLUE ALERT – (48 hours)
Meaning: The community should commence taking PRECAUTIONS.
- A reminder that we are in our cyclone season.
- Prepare your home safety kit – eg. food, clothing, torch, etc.
- Prepare and replenish your first aid kit.
- Tie down your roofing and secure loose debris.
- Know your allocated safety centre.
- Trim or cut down tree branches that could be blown around.
- Boat owners should tow their boats to safety ground;
- Install Shutters on Business Government Buildings;
- Keep up to date with the development of the Cyclone through radio, telelvision and/or Internet.
STAGE 2: YELLOW ALERT – (36 hours)
Meaning: The community should be completing their ACTIONS in readiness for the cyclones arrival.
- Destructive winds posing severe damages.
- Safety Centres opened and manned by selected personnel;
- All Emergency personnel to check with your office for your respective tasks and activities.
o Close the School
- Close Government Ministries, Airports, Ports.
- Close businesses in the private sector.
STAGE 3: RED ALERT – (24 hours)
Meaning The cyclone will be upon us very soon.
- The Public is advised to stay indoor
- Go immediately to the strongest part of your house or to the nearest Safety Center;
- Disconnect electrical appliances and turn off gas.
- Know the Emergency contact numbers and report any incidents;
- Stay indoors until the cyclone “ALL CLEAR” message is heard on radio, television and/or internet.
STAGE 4 – GREEN ALERT – STAND DOWN
Meaning: The wind and storm surge danger from the cyclone has passed.
- Continue to listen to radio/television for public information announcements;
- Check to see if neighbours are all right;
- Report any injuries and dangerous situations to NEOC
- Commence clean up on immediate area.