74 evacuation centres now open
December 18, 2016 9:55 pm
The National Disaster Management Office has confirmed 74 evacuation centres are now open with 1363 evacuees.
There are 21 evacuation centres open in the Central division with 566 people, in the Eastern division 362 people are taking shelter in 36 evacuation centres.
In the Western division, 162 people are taking shelter in 6 evacuation centres and in the Northern division, there are 273 evacuees across 11 centres.
The NDMO is advising residents living in low lying and flood prone areas to heed advice and move to higher, safer ground.