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116 Energy Fiji Workers, 33 Police Deployed To The North

EFL is also reminding the public to treat all broken power lines as live and to exercise appropriate precaution by staying away and keeping others away from all broken power lines.
22 Dec 2020 22:14
116 Energy Fiji Workers, 33 Police Deployed To The North
Working to restore power in Nabouwalu. Photo: Joe R

A total of 116  Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) workers have been deployed to the Northern division to help restore power for those affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

The team went in three different vessels.
116 personnel have been set to service Labasa and Savusavu while 17 are to cater for Ovalau.

EFL confirmed that 40 vehicles will also be carrying maintenance materials to assist in quick restoration progress.

In Viti Levu, Rakiraki is left to have power restored.

The team are from various departments including technicians, inspection teams, meter reading team as many have damaged meter boxes during the cyclone.

Working to restore power .... an EFL worker at Nabouwalu. Photo: Joe Raketekete

Working to restore power at Nabouwalu. Photo: Joe R

EFL is also reminding the public to treat all broken power lines as live and to exercise appropriate precaution by staying away and keeping others away from all broken power lines.

Here is EFL’s Power Restoration priority following a cyclone event as follows:

1. Major Hospitals & Health Centres
2. Water Pumping Stations, Water and Sewerage Treatment Plants (WAF)
3. Central Business Districts, Commercial & Industrial Areas
4. Residential Areas

Power restoration in progress at Nabouwalu. Photo: Joe R

Power restoration in progress at Nabouwalu. Photo: Joe R

In a statement, EFL chief executive officer Hasmukh Patel said every effort has been made by Action Centre Team Leaders to ensure that items 1 and 2 above are clearly identified and programmed for priority action.

Meanwhile, a Police team left for the North on Monday night to assist in rehabilitation and relief work following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

The 33-member team consists of officers from Police Headquarters and Police Special Response Unit (PSRU) who will be in the North to assist those impacted by TC Yasa.

Fiji Police Force Chief Operations Officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Abdul Khan reminded the team of the importance of supporting those in need during this difficult time


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