Police prepared to assist on Tinakula


THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is ready should there be any urgent need for action on the Tinakula volcanic ash issue.

Police Commissioner Mathew Varley said police in Temotu are in two stages providing assistance to local communities.

He said police officers there are working with local disaster management groups.

“We also work with the national disaster management office to review the case and we know the NDMO is monitoring the volcanic ash cloud and dispatching water supply to the island.”

He said on Monday this week a team of police officers with an Agriculture team visited the island to check the volcano and advise people on precaution.

Varley also said the advice from relevant authorities is to remain calm and pay attention to messages from NDMO and other provincial authorities.

“But at this point in time the volcanic ash is the problem we have known further information that indicates an imminent risk to public safety down there,” Varley said.

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