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Evacuee numbers decreasing

December 21, 2016 12:34 am

Evacuation centres continue to decrease with better weather today allowing people to leave for their homes to start the difficult task of cleaning up.

The National Disaster Management Office has released new figures which confirms that 81 centres remain open sheltering 1474 people.

In the Western division, 6 evacuation centres are open with 162 evacuees. In the Eastern division, there are 46 centres housing 418 people.

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In the Northern division, there are 8 centres now open with 322 people.
The Central division remains the largest with 21 centres housing 572 people.

Estimates of the damage given the widespread flooding is beginning to come in.

The Water Authority of Fiji has recorded one point eight million dollars in damage so far.

For the Agriculture sector, 52 thousand dollars is the cost of damage to crops located in Serua and Namosi only.

Damage assessments are expected to be finalised by the end of next week.

NDMO is advising the public to ensure all drinking water is boiled given the high possibility of flood water contamination.

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