Just before the end of 2016, some few communities along the Santo East Coast were priveledged to participate in a cyclone awareness. And with regards to the country's cyclone season that runs from November 2016 - March 2017, this cyclone awareness aims to build communities to have the ability to resist, accomodate and recover from the effects of a cyclone in a timely and effective manner, including through preservation and restoration of its essential basic structure and functions.
The Sanma NDMO office in collaboration with the Sanma VMGD office conducted this awareness along the Santo east coast in the following communities: Show Ground, Turtle Bay, Lorevulko and Lorum. Participants were also given an updated cyclone tracking map along with a good explaination of its content. At the same time, the participants were informed of the Cyclone Outlook in both Vanuatu and within the region and some short term weather forcast to be aware for any upcoming La Nina events.
The Sanma NDMO office welcomes communities / the public or individuals that are interested in such disaster awareness program to drop by their office to get more information. The Sanma NDMO office is located at the Sanma Provincial Headquarter, Luganville santo - Kensley Micah.