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Vocea Gives ‘All Clear’ For North

Vocea Gives ‘All Clear’ For North
Evacuees at Shiri Guru Nanak Khalsa College packing their stuff to return home at Vulovi in Labasa on April 11. Photo:Shratika Naidu
April 12
11:00 2018

Commissioner Northern Jove­sa Vocea has confirmed that all evacuation centres in the North are closed and schools will open today.

During a press conference at Macuata House in Labasa yester­day, Mr Vocea thanked the National Fire Authority and Labasa Correc­tions Service officers for helping in cleaning the schools flooded in Labasa.

“About seven schools were used as evacuation centres and affected by the recent flash flood,” Mr Vocea said.

“There are still some places with­out water like Vaturekuka and Va­tunibale.

“Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) has informed us that it will take another two days to complete fixing the main pipe at Nasealevu as the authority is waiting for water in the river to recede.

“We will scale down our emergen­cy operation to a skeleton team to monitor the weather situation and for our staff to write reports and send it to NDMO.”

He also confirmed that some cross­ings are still closed to traffic be­cause they were flooded and some damaged.

Edited by Percy Kean

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