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Commissioner Western To Assess Whether Evacuees Should Return Home

The Commissioner Western and his team are working around the clock to assess the situation in the Division in the wake of the recent flooding. Manasa Tagicakibau said the priority
07 Apr 2016 11:20
Commissioner Western To Assess Whether Evacuees Should Return Home
Nadi under water. Photo: DEPTFO

The Commissioner Western and his team are working around the clock to assess the situation in the Division in the wake of the recent flooding.

Manasa Tagicakibau said the priority for them is the assessment of schools currently used as evacuation centres and the determination whether it is safe for evacuees to return to their homes.

“If the residential dwellings of evacuees are safe, then we will encourage evacuees to return to their homes to carry out general cleaning up of their homes.”

“Should it not be safe for evacuees to return to their homes, then we will look into alternative venues so that schools can be freed up,” Mr Tagicakibau said.

Yesterday afternoon, divisional planning officer Sitiveni Tavaga confirmed that a total 141 evacuations centre were open in the western division.

“As by 2pm today (yesterday) the activated evacuation centres around the western division has a total of 5,576 people taking shelter in those centres,” he said.

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