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Damaged crops a major concern for Villagers in Udu Point

January 18, 2020 5:01 am

Villagers of Nukusa, Udu Point in the province of Macuata have started to clear debris that has been left after the passing of Tropical Cyclone Tino.

Nukusa villager Timaima Kolora says last night villagers took precautionary measures and took shelter at their Village Hall which was their designated evacuation centre.

Kolora adds that since daybreak, they have not seen any structural damage to their homes, however, the concern for many families is the damage to root crops that were almost ready for harvest.

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She says strong winds and heavy rain has eased since TC Tino passed after 10 last night.

There have been no reports of injuries or casualties as yet.

Meanwhile, in Taveuni, the members of the emergency response team are already on the ground to assess the damage done by TC Tino

The District Officer says they will be able to provide a better update when the teams return.

For now, he says 18 evacuation centres have been activated, but it is not known how many are taking shelter the.

Waibula Bridge in North Taveuni is flooded and closed to all traffic.


Waibula Bridge in North Taveuni [Source: FRA]

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