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Disaster Management CEO insists Cyclone Eloise will hit the country, heavy rainfall expected on Sunday.

Friday, 22nd January, 2021

MBABANE- Russell  Dlamini, the Chief  Executive Officer (CEO) of the National  Disaster  Management  Agency (NDMA)  said the Nation should remain on high alert as Cyclone  Eloise approaches the country, heavy expected on Sunday 

Speaking to this Swaziland  News, the CEO said the Nation should not be confused by reports suggesting that the cyclone  might not hit the country.

"We issued  a joint  statement  with the National  Meteorological  Services and that statement stands" said the NDMA  CEO.

A joint statement  that was issued  by the National  Meteorological  Services  and the National  Disaster  Management  Agency  urged communities  and individuals to prepare  themselves  for a worst case scenario. 

"All communities  and home owners, especially  those located in low altitudes and very close to river banks, are encouraged to ensure  their  safety  and  that of their  property  including  animals", reads the statement  in part.

The statement  further asked the nation to postpone all outdoor activities, including  travel. It also encouraged people  to share  information  with their  neighbours  about  their  whereabouts  for the purposes  of a search  rescue.The public  was also  asked  to ensure  the safe keeping of important documents, reinforce  roofs and position  water collection systems among other  measures. 

Cyclone  Eloise reportedly made a landfall in Mozambique  and according  to projections by the international media it will proceed  to Limpopo on it's way to Botswana with Eswatini likely to experience heavy rains on Sunday when the Cyclone  passes.

Disaster Management CEO insists Cyclone Eloise will hit the country, heavy rainfall expected on Sunday.
Cyclone Eloise