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.