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Evacuation Centres In The North Closed

Commisioner Northern Jovesa Vocea has confirmed that all 43 evacuation centres which were opened during Tropical Cyclone Mona were closed by noon yesterday, while carrying out inspections of the flash
08 Jan 2019 10:51
Evacuation Centres In The North Closed
From Right: Teresia Ditaba with her four grandchildren, Jope Maseu, Viliame Balesuva, Marika Tuirabe, Marisilino Bouleratu and neighbour Shanti Devi from Vuo Settlement at Vunika Primary School in Labasa on January 7, 2019. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Commisioner Northern Jovesa Vocea has confirmed that all 43 evacuation centres which were opened during Tropical Cyclone Mona were closed by noon yesterday, while carrying out inspections of the flash flooding in Savusavu with his assessment teams.

“All assessment teams were sent throughout the Northern Division immediately yesterday morning to carry out initial assessment of damages to housing, crops, sugarcane fields and other areas,” Mr Vocea said.

“They have returned last night and are compiling reports.

In few days time they will be able to provide full detailed assessment of damages which will be handed over to National Disaster Management Office.”

“All 43 evacuation centres that had about 2,327 adults and children in the Northern Division have been cleared and closed,” he said.

“We are happy to note that many people were proactive and took necessary precautions after what we had experienced during Tropical Cyclone Winston.”

Divisional Police Commander (DPC) Northern Senior Superitendent of Police (SSP) Eparama Waqa confirmed yesterday there was no report of any major damage or accident during TC Mona.

Edited by Susana Tuilau
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