14 Dec 2009

Fiji public service readies for Cyclone Mick

2:03 pm on 14 December 2009

Fiji's Public Service Commission says as a cyclone is approaching, non-essential staff not involved with Disaster Management Coordination have been allowed to go home early today.

Tropical cyclone Mick which is due to hit the main island of Viti Levu is intensifying.

The Yasawa and Mamanuca island are already being hit by winds.

The PSC's permanent secretary Parmesh Chand says they decided to heed the cyclone warning and send staff home to prepare.

"We take our cue from the Disaster Management Centre and essentially in line with the advice we have received we have taken the necessary precautions including sending staff home. Those who would like to go and prepare themselves and those who are not needed in our Disaster Management Coordination operations or for that matter essential coordination services, they've been released."

PSC Permanent Secretary Parmesh Chand