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Nasau Village Looks At Relocation

Villagers of Nasau on Koro Island, Lomaiviti, are looking at relocating following the damages left behind by Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston. TC Winston hit the village on Saturday and destroyed
25 Feb 2016 12:09
Nasau Village Looks At Relocation
Wrecked homes lie across Nasau, the biggest village on Koro Island. Photo: Royal New Zealand Air Force

Villagers of Nasau on Koro Island, Lomaiviti, are looking at relocating following the damages left behind by Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston.

TC Winston hit the village on Saturday and destroyed the 90 houses that made up the village.

Nasau clan leader Viliame Dovu, 76, said relocation was the only option they could think of after observing the aftermath of TC Winston on the village.

“What we went through as a village and a clan has made us thinking to relocate to higher grounds,” Mr Dovu said.

“We will first discuss this as a clan before we  ask for Government’s help. This is because we have lost everything to this cyclone and it is also of no use to us living here because it will keep reminding us of the near death experiences some us went through as individuals and as families that night,” he said.

The village comprises of more than 400 people.

TC Winston claimed the lives of four people from the village and a child who is still missing.

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