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Tent Dwellers Seek Safety In Other Homes

Tent dwellers on Yacata Island in Cakaudrove have moved to other homes with the heavy rain and strong winds experienced in the past few days. “The villagers are not taking
18 Dec 2016 15:16
Tent Dwellers Seek  Safety In Other Homes
People still live in tents on Yacata Island. Photo: Josaia Ralago

Tent dwellers on Yacata Island in Cakaudrove have moved to other homes with the heavy rain and strong winds experienced in the past few days.

“The villagers are not taking any chances and most of families living in tents are moving to other homes, and only two or three others to follow if it persists,” said Nanise Niusere from Yacata yesterday.

“We are experiencing heavy rains and strong winds right now.”

Roko Tui Bua Rupeni Kunaturaga said everything was under control in the province.

There are 158 households in the Northern Division being sheltered under tents.

Out of this, 92 are on Taveuni Island, 41 in other parts of the Cakaudrove Province including Savusavu and 25 in Bua Province.

Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea has confirmed that these people were safe and well looked after.

“Since we have been monitoring the weather situation there has been no damage report from the North yet,” Mr Vocea said.

“No one has occupied the evacuation centres.

“On a positive note, the heavy rain has brought relief to those in areas that used to suffer from water problems.

“All their tanks are filled up and many farmers were able to store water,” he said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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