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Declared State Of Natural Disaster Ends

Declared State Of Natural Disaster Ends
State of Natural Disaster Ends
April 19
18:40 2016

The National Disaster Controller and Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary, Mr Meleti Bainimarama wishes to advise members of the public that the declared State of Natural Disaster for Tropical Cyclone Winston ends at midnight today, 19th April, 2016.

Mr Bainimarama said that Government will now focus on the rehabilitation and recovery phase.

In an Emergency Committee meeting this afternoon, members unanimously decided to continue support for the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) relief work with the provision of logistical resources including personnel for another period of two weeks.

Mr Bainimarama acknowledged all government ministries and departments for their support to the NDMO during the 60 days of emergency period in providing relief work, ration distribution, and initial disaster damage assessments.

The State of Natural Disaster was declared for 30 days on February 20, a day after TC Winston hit Fiji.

It was again extended for a month to allow Government to carry out emergency and relief work, particularly in sending out immediate supplies and needs to the affected areas.

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