1070 people in evacuations centres: NDMO

April 1, 2018 8:00 pm

A total of thirty-five evacuation centres in the Western division have been operational since last night.

National Disaster Management Office, Anare Leweniqila says a total of 1070 people are currently in these evacuation centres and the numbers are expected to increase.

“Today we will be verifying the numbers, the district officers and the provincial administrators will be doing that for us. The Honourable Seruiratu will be visiting and also assessing some of the affected areas. We expect to mobilise clean up teams today once the weather improves. Once the commissioner western identifies the areas, we will deploy a team to support in the clean-up.”

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Leweniqila says all these movements will depend on the weather as strong wind warnings and flood warning are still in place.

He adds government officials will also undertake initial damage assessments from today.

NDMO is closely monitoring the situations and deployment will begin once the Weather Office gives clearance on the weather.