Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 7:41 PM on Thursday 18 September

/ Front page / News

Rural dwellers evacuate

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, December 17, 2012

COMMISSIONER Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica yesterday praised the proactive move by a group of rural dwellers who shifted to evacuation centres even before Tropical Cyclone Evan hit the north.

Lt-Col Moceica said such attitude helped save lives and assisted government teams with their work during the cyclone period.

"It is good to see them move early and during daylight and for them to be proactive is very positive.

"The people have only moved to evacuation centres for safety reasons and that is a positive move because they don't want to shift at the height of the cyclone," he stated.

"I must thank all my government team in the north for a good job in relaying the message of cyclone preparation and being proactive.

"We don't want to be moving or evacuating people in the midst of flying objects or at night during the cyclone," Lt-Col Moceica added.

He said the government team had been working with the public since the beginning of the week.

"As a result, we have planned well for the cyclone and ensuring that everyone is prepared."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent
  2. Leader of the pack
  3. FijiFirst leads
  4. PDP is number 4
  5. 306,096 votes counted from 1000 polling station
  6. Provisonal results from the Fiji Elections Office
  7. Army grateful
  8. The race is on
  9. Now we wait
  10. Labour trails

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  5. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  6. Couple seeks end to problem Friday (12 Sep)
  7. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  8. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  9. PM confirms release of 45 peacekeepers Friday (12 Sep)
  10. Safe and alive Friday (12 Sep)