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Flooding delays damage survey

Salaseini Vosamana
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

COMMUNICATION problems and flooding have delayed assessment work carried out by a team of government officials of the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan in Vanua Levu.

Commissioner Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica yesterday said information on the aftermath of TC Evan was sketchy as a result of poor communication and flooding of low-lying areas.

"We will deploy more teams to carry out physical assessment in all three provinces of Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata so we can have a fair idea of the situation on the ground," Lt-Col Moceica said.

"At the moment, we are still experiencing a power outage and this is causing water problems in parts of Delailabasa and Seaqaqa. Workers are attending to the problem and we hope to restore water and electricity as soon as possible."

He said government officials were on standby to assist people affected by TC Evan.

"The emergency operations team will continue to monitor the weather condition and evacuation centres are still being activated for people who don't feel safe at home, especially those living in flood-prone areas," said Lt-Col Moceica.





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