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Lautoka evacuation

By TEVITA VUIBAU
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Update: 10:55AM MORE than 2000 people had to be evacuated from their homes in and around Lautoka yesterday as Tropical Cyclone Evan cut through the Sugar City.

"In the past 24 hours we have had 2150 people coming into the 12 evacuation centres in Lautoka," said Faiaaz Ali, the president of the Fiji Red Cross Society Lautoka branch.

Mr Ali said there were 53 evacuation centres in the Western Division alone.