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Nothing Spared On Yacata Island

  The Commissioner Northern, Jovesa Vocea, and reps from the Water Authority, Education and Health and RFMF engineers did assessments in Yacata Island following catastrophic Tropical Cyclone Winston last Saturday.
27 Feb 2016 09:30
Nothing Spared  On Yacata Island
The devasted Yacata Village in Cakakaudrove after Tropical Cyclone Winston. Photo: Nemani Turagaiviu

 

The Commissioner Northern, Jovesa Vocea, and reps from the Water Authority, Education and Health and RFMF engineers did assessments in Yacata Island following catastrophic Tropical Cyclone Winston last Saturday.

After the initial damage assessment on Thursday Mr Vocea said Yacata Island was badly battered by TC Winston last weekend.

“Nothing spared for this beautiful island of Yacata, 34 homes were completely damaged, 16 partly damaged, fortunately there are no casualties,” Mr Vocea said.

He said the school was completely damaged and the nursing station lost all its medication.

“They have sent in tarpaulins and tents for the school and replaced medication at the nursing station.”

Mr Vocea said there were 214 evacuees, 44 were transported to Suva courtesy of Kaibu Resort after Cyclone Winston.

“Ration will go out to Yacata today and other heavily affected areas as well,” he said.

All crops are damaged and so far we have no reports of death.

The team is still in Yacata.

Mr Vocea said the Yacata Nursing Station was partly functional and an awareness was done to the community by divisional health inspector on good hygiene practices and importance of boiling drinking water.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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