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400 Evacuees in Nadi Centres

Over 400 evacuees were taking shelter at the 12 activated evacuation centres in Nadi last night. District officer Nadi, Osea Ravukivuki said: “At the moment some evacuation centres are still
10 Feb 2017 11:56
400 Evacuees in Nadi Centres
Fulori Savori with Lusia Nenenyawa and her baby namesake Adi Fulori Savori. Photo:LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

Over 400 evacuees were taking shelter at the 12 activated evacuation centres in Nadi last night.

District officer Nadi, Osea Ravukivuki said: “At the moment some evacuation centres are still open while others have already cleared out.

“We are monitoring the evacuation centres closely and assisting whenever needed.”

Lusia Neneyawa and her in-laws from Bila in Nadi have been at Mount St Mary’s Primary School since Wednesday.

“We had learnt from past experiences that it is best to move to higher ground or somewhere safe when it is still day light,” Ms Neneyawa said.

“The water level had risen very quickly during the downpour and so we came in a vehicle along with my in-laws and neighbours.”

Ms Neneyawa said she hopes for good weather so that she can take her family home.

Another evacuee, Iliseva Waqa, of Nawajikuma in Nadi said:” My whole family has moved here because our house was underwater and we are sharing our meals with other families who are not able to provide for themselves.

“Some of us were able to save a few things while others were unfortunate, we just hope that this food will take us through this two days before we can return home.”

Mr Waqa said most families that were accomodated at the evacuation centre had returned home.



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