31 Jan 2006

Vanuatu officials warning about nearby Cyclone Jim

9:10 am on 31 January 2006

Vanuatu officials are warning people about Cyclone Jim in the southern areas of Shefa and Tafea.

The Vanuatu Meteorological Service says vessels are strongly advised not to go out to sea until the system moves out of the area.

Flooding, including coastal flooding is expected over the central and southern islands of Vanuatu later today.

It says communities and individuals living near or along river banks, along coastal areas, on flat plains, or in areas prone to land slides in the affected areas are advised to seek safe shelter.