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No Rest Until All Affected By TC Yasa Are Reached: Soko

National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) Director, Vasiti Soko said they would not rest until they've reached everyone that has been affected.
28 Dec 2020 14:38
No Rest Until All Affected By TC Yasa Are Reached: Soko
Senior Veterinary Officer - West Dr Beato tends to injured livestock in the North

Work is progressing on ground zero where super cyclone TC Yasa hit.

Initial damage assessment reports indicate that villages and communities in the Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove province were the worst affected.

National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) Director, Vasiti Soko said they would not rest until they’ve reached everyone that has been affected.

Here is what some of the Government Ministries and statutory organisations have been doing over Christmas weekend.

 

Ministry of Fisheries:

 

The Ministry of Fisheries have deployed their technical service officers across Tropical Cyclone Yasa affected areas to ensure that ice plants were fully operational.

Ice plants in the Northern Division are fully functional except for Lekutu and Nabouwalu stations as power is yet to be restored.

A team will also make its way to repair the Cicia and Levuka ice plants.

 

Technical services officers ensure that ice plants are fully operational.

Technical services officers ensure that ice plants are fully operational.

 

Ministry of Agriculture:

Ministry of Agriculture veterinarians have joined the disaster assessment team for a week.

The Vets celebrated their Boxing Day attending to injured animals.

While conducting the assessments in Nasarawaqa, Lekutu, one of the Ministry’s officers Isei Nabitu helped an 84-year-old Bim Raj and his 80-year-old wife to clear a path to their water source after it was blocked by a fallen mango tree.

Mr Nabitu saw the couple’s dilemma and immediately took a chainsaw to clear the way.

Senior Veterinary Officer - West Dr Beato tends to injured livestock in the North 

Senior Veterinary Officer – West Dr Beato tends to injured livestock in the North

 

Energy Fiji Limited:

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

116 personnel were sent to service Labasa and Savusavu while 17 were sent to cater for Ovalau.

40 vehicles were used to hasten their work.

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

Fiji Police Force:

A 33-member Police team left for the North last Monday night and spent their Christmas and Boxing Day in the North while assisting in rehabilitation and relief work.

The team consists of officers from Police Headquarters and Police Special Response Unit (PSRU).

 

 

Republic of Fiji Military Forces:

 

Over 50 RFMF personnel had departed Suva earlier last week to conduct Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief operations in the North.

Taskings included clearing of fallen trees and debris and ration distribution among other things.  At least four engineers were deployed on Boxing day, Saturday 26th December, 2020 to Cogea village to erect temporary shelters and repair partially damaged homes.

Others are on deployment to parts of Lomaiviti and the Lau group.

The troop not only spent their Christmas with the families affected by TC Yasa, but also continued the distribution of relief rations.

Four RFMF engineers were deployed to Cogea Village to build temporary shelters and repaire damaged houses.

Four RFMF engineers were deployed to Cogea Village to build temporary shelters and repaire damaged houses.

 

 



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