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7 families take shelter at Draiba Primary School

January 4, 2019 10:00 pm

Seven families are currently taking shelter at the Draiba Primary School in Nasese due to heavy rain.

National Disaster Management Office Director, Anare Leweniqila says National Disaster Management Office Director, Anare Leweniqila says 62 people moved into the evacuation centre, as a result, of heavy downpour brought by Tropical Cyclone Mona.

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Leweniqila highlighted that all emergency operation arms of the government is now active at both divisional and district level.

The director says they are also started receiving reports from emergency operators in relation to some evacuation centers in the Central Division.

“We are expecting a lot of heavy rain and we are working around the police to ensure that our vulnerable areas especially those in flood prone areas to start evacuating to their designated evacuation centers.”

Leweniqila says NDMO has also received reports that parts of Wailea Settlement in Vatuwaqa is flooded and people are advised to move to Vishnu Deo Primary School.

“We also have our emergency operators with us in terms of looking at our state of preparedness with RFMF, police, Fiji Navy and also the National Fire Authority as we over into tomorrow as we expect Tropical Cyclone Mona to move closer to the Fiji Group and bring in a lot of heavy rain.”

The NDMO has received no reports of any damage from Rotuma.

He says people need to take weather warning seriously and prepare for the cyclone.

30 police officers have been deployed in the four divisions.

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