FIJI NEWS | NEWS

TC Yasa Death Toll Rises To Four As Response Efforts Commence

Initial Damage Assessment teams have been deployed to affected provinces while teams of Fiji Military Forces staff and civil servants leave for Vanua Levu tonight to distribute 10,000 food rations and nonfood items such as tarpaulins to villages and communities.
19 Dec 2020 19:35
TC Yasa Death Toll Rises To Four As Response Efforts Commence

The death toll for Tropical Cyclone Yasa now stands at four. A 50-year-old male from Nalawa Ra and a 70- year-old male from Yadua Bua are the latest casualties confirmed by Director NDMO Vasiti Soko.

Initial Damage Assessment teams have been deployed to affected provinces while teams of Fiji Military Forces staff and civil servants leave for Vanua Levu tonight to distribute 10,000 food rations and nonfood items such as tarpaulins to villages and communities.

The NDMO has received numerous requests from the public about their families in the affected areas, “Communications and power lines were down, teams are working on that and as soon as we can, we will provide updates.”

Ms. Soko thanked business communities and individuals who have offered support for those most affected by TC Yasa, “We are grateful for this, and humbly request you go through the Divisional Commissioners’ offices where staff can assist you. This is also to avoid duplication of assistance for those in need.”

“We also express our deepest gratitude to development partners for their commitment to assist the Fijian Government’s response effort. And, to civil society and faith-based organization members to complement the work we do, the Fiji Red Cross for their work on Vanua Levu,” said Ms. Soko.

Two Australian Defence Force flights will deliver assistance and disaster relief equipment from Australia to Fiji at the Nadi International Airport on Sunday, 20th December. COVID-19 prevention guidelines will be applied during this operation.

There are approximately 16,113 Fijians in evacuation centres across Fiji. While most have returned to their homes, there has been an increase in centres and evacuees in the Northern Division, this is to be expected. There are now 6,644 evacuees in 128 centres compared to 3,468 in 74 centres yesterday.

 

 



Five square Da Bang Sale


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Total
Covid 19 - SPC
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper