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Authorities on standby

Nasik Swami
Friday, December 14, 2012

RELEVANT authorities in the Central Division are on standby to assist members of the public if the need arises during Tropical Cyclone Evan.

Commissioner Central, Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou said duty officers at his office had been briefed and were on standby.

Lt-Col Tuitubou said five emergency operation centres had also been activated for the Central Division.

Emergency operation centres are in:

* Navua (for Serua and Namosi)

* Vunidawa

* Rewa (Commissioner Central's Office in Nausori)

* Korovou (for Tailevu and surrounding areas)

He said all evacuation centres had been identified and people would be evacuated to the centres if the need arose.

"Majority of the evacuation centres are schools and all school principals have been notified," Lt-Col Tuitubou said.

He said the list for all the needed logistics had been submitted to the National Disaster Management Office for approval.

Lt-Col Tuitubou said his office was closely monitoring the weather situation and he requested members of the public to take heed of all necessary warnings issued by the weather office.

"People should also refrain from going near flooded creeks and rivers," he said.