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Natural disaster

Maciu Malo
Friday, January 27, 2012

GOVERNMENT has declared a state of natural disaster in parts of the west that have been ravaged by floods.

Provincial Development and Multi Ethnic Affairs Ministry permanent secretary Colonel Inia Seruiratu confirmed this in a statement issued by the Ministry for Information yesterday.

The declaration was made through a Cabinet decision exercising its powers conferred upon it by Section 17 (1) of the Natural Disaster Management Act 1998, and on the advice of the National Disaster Management Council.

Areas that have been declared a state of natural disaster are listed below.

The declaration is effective for a period of 15 days from January 25, 2012 unless revoked earlier.

WORST AFFECTED AREAS (Source: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION)

RA - Rakiraki district areas and Nakoro district areas

TAVUA - Yaladro Flats, Korovou Village, Balata areas, Natawa areas, Yasiyasi Flats and Tavua village

BA - Ba Town area, Wailailai area, Votua Flats, Namosau area, Koronubu areas and Rarawai areas

LAUTOKA - Sabeto Flats, Barara Flats, Natabua Seaside Flats, Vitogo Flats, Naviyago Flats, Paipai Flats, Lovu Flats and Drasa Flats

NADI - Nadi market, Nadi bus stand, Andrews Rd, Hospital Rd, Raniga St, Korociri settlement, Nawaijikuma settlement, Navakai Flats, Moala Village and Moala Flats

NADROGA - Semo Village, Lomawai Village, Naveisabasaba Village, Nalele Village, Cuvu Flats and Nalovo areas.


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