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TD04F damage bill hits $10.7m and counting

December 21, 2016 4:25 am

The National Disaster Management office has put the initial cost of damage from Tropical Depression 04F at 10 point 7 million dollars.

DISMAC Director Akapusi Tuifagalele says initial damage reports has the Fiji Roads Authority reporting $8.4 million loss to infrastructure with the Water Authority of Fiji coming in with $1.8 million.

Tuifagalele says they anticipate substantial cost of damage in the agriculture sector with the widespread flooding affecting Sigatoka and the entire Rewa delta.
The latest figures on evacuation centres has 2327 evacuees spread across 119 temporary shelters.

In the Central division, there are 406 people living in 43 evacuation centres. In the Eastern division there are 230 people spread across 24 centres. In the North, there are 19 centres open with 366 people. The Western division has 33 centres open with 1325 evacuees.