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Precautionary advice for public

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

THE Commissioner Northern's Office is closely monitoring the weather situation in Vanua Levu following a tropical depression located in the northwest of Labasa which is expected to slowly move south eastwards of Labasa.

Northern planning officer Alipate Bolalevu said a meeting was held yesterday with officials from the "department of essential services" — police, fire officers and the army.

"We are all on the lookout now following weather update of a tropical depression near Labasa," Mr Bolalevu said.

He said the team would work on the advice of the National Disaster Management Office in Suva.

"Right now, we are monitoring the weather update from the weather office and working with our team in the North.

"It has rained continuously in Labasa, so we are asking people living in low-lying areas to take precautionary measures. If they need to move to higher ground, then do so.

"People need to observe the weather pattern as well and make necessary decisions when the need arises."

Mr Bolalevu said flash floods could happen at any time.


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