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Jetty Damaged, Assessment Team Leaves Tomorrow

Jetty Damaged, Assessment Team Leaves Tomorrow
More damage left by Tropical Cyclone Keni on Kadavu. Photo: DEPTFO News
April 12
13:05 2018

 

Divisional Planning Officer (DPO) Eastern, Viliame Kaiyabia has confirmed that the jetty at Vunisea has been damaged by Tropical Cyclone Keni.

He said a team on the island is currently repairing the damaged roads.

Mr Kaiyabia said a Government assessment team with representatives from all departments would leave for Kadavu tomorrow.

“A barge taking machineries for the team will leave today,” he said.

Mr Kaiyabia said they had received reports from the eastern side of the island and there was no communication to and from the southern end.

Namuana villager Epeli Vuase said six houses were destroyed by the tidal waves.

“We were lucky no one died,” he said.

He said the villagers took heed of the warning and had moved to safety before the cyclone and the tidal wave struck.

Tabuya Village chairman in Suva, Alowesi Kaleca, said he tried to contact the village headman yesterday but could not.

He said he had been informed that the jetty was damaged.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Maretino Qiolevu said two assessment teams made up of Police and civil servants had carried out assessments yesterday.

“One team carried out an assessment on land and one along the coast,” he said.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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