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Food to last two weeks

Ioane Burese
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

COMMISSIONER Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica has called on the Northern emergency centre team to tailor-make their assistance to evacuation centers to suit the needs of the people.

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

"We have received reports of power outages, damage to vegetation and crops and fallen trees from the three divisions," he said.

"The team is working in a concerted effort to restore power in the area. Our priority is minimising casualties in the north.

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

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

Water Authority of Fiji divisional officer north Romoluse Mataitoga said the water level was continuing to rise.

The emergency operation centre started monitoring the cyclone last Monday and Lt-Col Moceica has praised his team for the good work.