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North emergency in full force

By LUKE RAWALAI
Monday, December 17, 2012

Update: 11:46AM COMMISSIONER Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica has called on the northern emergency centre team in the North to tailor make their assistance to evacuation centers to suit the need of the people.

Speaking at the morning briefing in Macuata House, Lt-Col Moceica said the team would keep in touch with the people in evacuation centers.

"We have received reports of power outage, damage to vegetation and crops and fallen trees from the three divisions," Lt. Col Moceica said.

"The team is working in a concerted effort to restore power in the area.

"Our priority lies with minimising casualties in the north.

"According to logistics, supply of food can last evacuation centres for two weeks which is good news."

The team was also advised on the water level at Labasa River at 1.58m and would be critical at 1.78m.

Water Authority of Fiji divisional officer north Romoluse Mataitoga said water level continued to rise in the river.

Emergency response team remained on alert and standby throughout the past week.

The emergency operation centre started monitoring last monday and Lt-Col Moceica has praised his team for the good work as it awareness prepared the people of Vanua Levu for the cyclone. 


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