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Central evac centres fill up

Mere Naleba And Priya Chand
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MORE than 400 people left their homes for accommodation in 12 evacuation centres set up by the Commissioner Central's office.

Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou said more people were expected to occupy evacuation centres from later last night.

He pleaded with members of the public thinking of moving to evacuation centres to do so during the day. The total number of evacuees stands at 466 in all five divisions which include, Serua, Namosi, Rewa, Tailevu and Naitasiri.

Statistics released by the Commissioner Central's office show that 257 of the evacuees are between the ages of 18 and 59 years, 199 evacuees from the age groups of six to 13 years.

"We see that there are people still hanging around flooded areas trying to get a glimpse of how strong the wind is blowing or how the fast the water level is rising," he said.


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