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Families Safe, Homes Damaged

Families at the evacuation centre in Tuvu Primary School, Ba were thankful to be safe after Tropical Cyclone Winston ripped across the nation last Saturday. Unise Takayawa, 32, who was
22 Feb 2016 20:54
Families Safe, Homes Damaged
Unise Takayawa with family from Natawarau at Tuvu Primary School.

Families at the evacuation centre in Tuvu Primary School, Ba were thankful to be safe after Tropical Cyclone Winston ripped across the nation last Saturday.

Unise Takayawa, 32, who was among those at the evacuation centre, said they evacuated their house in Natawarau in Ba and fled to the centre after cyclone warnings were issued.

“We moved to the centre as we feared for our lives. My husband returned this morning and saw nothing was left of our house,” Ms Takayawa said.

“Lucky we came here otherwise we would have struggled especially with our three month old baby.”

Ms Takayawa said even though they had to start their lives all over again, she was happy that all her children were safe.

“I was able to save some food, but I don’t think we have enough to last.”

39-year-old Josaia Ralulu said:

“In my life this was one of the frightening cyclones I have come across. I knew our house was not storing and there was no point to risk our life we had to flee for safety and we just the right thing.”

He said it was a painful experience when he saw the damages to his house.

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