National Disaster Management Office

Blue Alert

VMGD is forecasting a Cyclone within 24 hours – BE PREPARED
When a BLUE ALERT is issued, you need to prepare as Gale Force winds will start within 24 hours
• Stay tuned and informed through Radio, TV, SMS, or Internet
• Secure and stow away loose material and rubbish, tie down roof, prepare and erect cyclone shutters
• Secure valuable items and important documents in waterproof containers or plastic bags
• Cut down dangerous trees and branches, trim bananas and cassava crops• Prepare a plan to keep your animals safe
• Prepare water, food, lamps, torches, candles, matches
• Make sure phone is charged and has credit
• Make sure radio is on and has spare batteries
• Identify the strongest area in the house
• Determine the nearest evacuation centre or safe place and the distance and time involved to get there
• Pack an evacuation kits with cloths, essentials medications, etc
• Support your family and neighbours especially the most vulnerable in your community

Yellow Alert

VMGD is forecasting a Cyclone within 12 hours – GET READY, ACT NOW
When a YELLOW ALERT is issued, you need to take action as Gale Force winds will start within 12 hours
• Stay tuned and informed through Radio,TV, SMS, or Internet
• Bring together people you are responsible for, including bringing children back from school
• Put adequate fuel into vehicles and park safely
• Secure and store boats in safe areas
• Install cyclone shutters and tape windows and louvers
• Finalise all BLUE ALERT activities urgently
• Put and keep animals in safe areas
• Consider distance and time required to the evacuation centre or safe place and move early if you live in an unsafe house or area
• Recheck all water, food, phone, radio and other emergency supplies
• Dismantle HF radio system and store in a safe area or water proof container
• Support your family and neighbours especially the most vulnerable in your community

Red Alert

VMGD is forecasting that a Cyclone is imminent – STAY IN SHELTER OR SAFE PLACE
When a RED ALERT is issued, you need to stay in a safe shelter
• Stay tuned and informed through Radio, TV, SMS, or Internet
• Turn off all gas and electricity and unplug all electrical items from the sockets
• Stay in the strongest and safest part of your house or the evacuation centre and do not go outside
• Stay away from doors and windows and keep them closed and locked
• Remain indoors or in safe place and continue to listen to the radio and do not go outside until NDMO issues the 'ALL CLEAR' after the VMGD cancels the cyclone warning for your area.
• Take care to avoid dangers caused by fallen powerlines, trees, damaged building and other debris
• Support your family and neighbours especially the most vulnerable in your community

Government of VanuatuNDMO


Phone: +678 22699 / +678 33366  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Post: NDMO, Private Mail Bag 9107, Port Vila, Vanuatu