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Cyclone Mona Update: 476 People Take Shelter At 7 Evacuation Centres

A total of 476 people have now been evacuated to seven evacuation centres around the country. This includes 263 children and 213 adults. Two evacuation centres have opened in the
05 Jan 2019 21:19
Cyclone Mona Update: 476 People Take Shelter At 7 Evacuation Centres
7 evacuation centres are currently active. Photo: NDMO

A total of 476 people have now been evacuated to seven evacuation centres around the country.

This includes 263 children and 213 adults.

Two evacuation centres have opened in the central division while five have been opened in the Northern Division.

62 evacuees are currently at Draiba Primary School.

Two families from Nanuku settlement have moved into Marist Champagnat Institute at Vatuwaqa with the numbers expected to increase from tonight.

100 adults and 118 children have moved into Navakawau Primary School in Taveuni while 13 adults and 12 children are staying at the Navakawau Commmunity Hall.

Salialevu Primary School in Taveuni has been opened to accommodate 54 adults and 56 children, Wairiki Primary School have 19 adults and 19 children while Wairiki Hall has 12 adults and 13 children.
Meanwhile, the Fiji Salvation Army in coordination with the National Disaster Management Office has distributed some ration packs to the seven families from Korova settlement that are currently at Draiba Primary School this afternoon.

Director NDMO, Anare Leweniqila thanked the Salvation Army for their kind contribution and timely assistance to those who are in need at the evacuation centres.

In other situation reports, the Medical Clinic at the Korovisilou Health Centre has been temporarily shifted to Ratu Latianara School due to flooding at the premises.

In the Northern Division, the Ministry of Health is trying to establish communication contacts with Cikobia, Korotasere, Navakasiga, Yadua and Kioa health centers. The Commissioner Northern has been contacted to seek assistance from the Turaga ni Koro.

In other operational matters, the Ministry of Waterways has activated its standby teams.

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