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Thousands affected by prolonged dry spell

September 19, 2015 1:09 am

More than 50,000 residents are facing the impacts of the prolonged dry spell that has hit the country.

The prolonged dry spell has affected parts of the Northern and Western divisions as well as some of the smaller islands.

The National Disaster Management says things are under control for now as there are proactive measures in place.

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Director NDMO Akapusi Tuifagalele confirms, more than 33, 400 residents in the west are affected while more than 1,188 residents are affected in the North.

We have pre-positioned our supplies, all our water trucks and water tanks have been pre positioned. Communities that have been continually affected have been given water tanks and are being refilled and will now again being able to sustain them.

More than 10 million liters of water has been supplied to the affected communities.

However, Tuifagalele adds Buliya and Dravuni in Kadavu are some of the smaller islands affected and residents are expected to receive water tanks from the NDMO next week.

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