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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."


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