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Firefighters Clear School Debris

Firefighters Clear School Debris
National Fire Authority officers cleaning All Saints Secondary School which was affected during the recent flash flood in Labasa on April 7. Photo:Shratika Naidu
April 09
11:00 2018

Firefighters with the National Fire Authority (NFA) based in Labasa have begun clean­ing up at schools affected by flood­ing.

National Fire Authority chief fire officer Qionilau Moceitai said a team of officers started cleaning up at All Saints Secondary School and will soon move to Shiri Guru Nanak Primary School.

“These are the two schools that had water in some classrooms,” Mr Moceitai said.

“Everyone is aware that some places in Labasa have been without water for more than three days.

Our officers are using water from the nearby drains, overflowing with flooded water, to clean up the schools.”

“We have about 27 staff at NFA Labasa office who have been work­ing round the clock since the flash flood last Thursday (April 5),” Mr Moceitai said.

“They have helped residents in low-lying areas to reach evacuation centres.

“We are requesting members of the public to listen to the radio and other media outlets and be in­formed about the weather update.

“However, for those who live in low-lying areas, we advise you to move to higher ground while you still have time.

“Our officers are on standby for rescue operations and will provide assistance when needed by the Northern Emergency Operations Centre.”

Edited by Epineri Vula


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