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Fiji Red Cross ‘Ready’ To Help

The Fiji Red Cross Society is on the standby to help Government supply water to areas affected by the dry spell in some parts of the nation. Society director general
11 Sep 2014 08:42

The Fiji Red Cross Society is on the standby to help Government supply water to areas affected by the dry spell in some parts of the nation.

Society director general Filipe Nainoca said they had been monitoring the spell for some time.

“One of our teams is on the ground including our district co-ordinators. We are very conscious of the situation,” Mr Nainoca said.

He said they had prepared two water purification units to help if needed.

Meanwhile, last month the Ministry of Works, Transport and Public Utilities issued an advisory to the public to use water sparingly during this current dry weather.

The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Francis Kean, said the dry spell was driven by the potential El Nino that had been trying to develop fully in the Pacific since May this year.

“This situation began in the latter parts of May, 2014, caused by a below average to well-below average rainfall through the months of June and July,” Mr Kean said.

He said last month almost all divisions registered well below -average rainfalls, indicating that this dry condition has spread across the country.

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