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Loiters Chased Off Streets By Police

Loiters Chased Off Streets By Police
The Boubale bridge in Labasa. Photo: Shratika Naidu
April 10
13:54 2018

Loiters around Labasa town were chased off the streets by the Fiji Police Force officers earlier today.

The same was observed in the Western division.

Police have chased children and youths from wandering around the streets.

Chief of Operations Acting ACP Maretino Nemani said: “People need to understand this is not a time for sightseeing.

“People must stay indoors and not create unnecessary issues for authorities who are trying to ensure everyone’s safety.”

In Labasa, Businesses which were still operating were told to close shop as water levels rose in the Labasa River.

Northern Divisional Planning officer Uraia Rainima during a press conference at Macuata House said people have been advised to take weather warning seriously and move to higher ground during the day.

“We have seen people crossing flooded rivers, children loitering in town and playing in flooded roads.

“Searching for a missing person is an expensive exercise and we are requesting parents to keep their children indoors.

Road to Waiqele Airport in Labasa flooded on April 10. Photo Shratika Naidu.

Road to Waiqele Airport in Labasa flooded on April 10. Photo Shratika Naidu.

Northerners were also encouraged to stay tuned to the radio for weather update.

“The Northern emergency operation centre is monitoring the weather situation and if need be we will place a curfew in Labasa Town,” he added.

All schools in the Northern division are open as evacuation centres.

Bus service, ferry service and Fiji Link service to the Northern Division has been suspended.

So far there has been no report of death, missing person or causality.

Bua

  • Bua Province started receiving heavy rain but there has been no report of flash flooding.
  • Road condition in Wainunu and Kubulau are affected due to deteriorating road condition.
  • Also the Nabouwalu to Solevu road and Vunivau Circular Road are in a bad condition.
Amrika Prasad and Virendra Lal crossing flooded road near VuniVau Village in Labasa on April 10. Photo Shratika Naidu.

Amrika Prasad and Virendra Lal crossing flooded road near VuniVau Village in Labasa on April 10. Photo Shratika Naidu.

Seaqaqa

  • Food Security & Livelihoods – no complaints received in terms of crop damages.
  • Health – no serious case reported.
  • Seaqaqa Medical Emergency Operation is in Operation.
  • FEA – power normal.
  • WAF – no disruptions of water supply. Seaqaqa deport continue to accommodate supply to Labasa. 16 water cart trucks delivered water to affected areas on 8/4/18 at 1800hrs.
  • No evacuation centre yet opened.

Taveuni

  • Food Security and Livelihoods – no complaints
  • Health – No reports received
  • Roads –All roads clear and accessible.
  • Water – no disruptions
  • Emergency Operation Centre fully operational.

Savusavu

  • The six families that were evacuated during last week flash flood have been supplied with food ration.

Labasa

Residents in the North are asked not to attempt to cross the Korotari suspension Bridge.

Police have cordoned off the area and will restrict movement for everyone’s safety.

 

 

 

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