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Work back to normal, team still monitors situation

Salaseini Vosamana
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

BUSINESS operations have resumed in Labasa and Savusavu following the passing of Tropical Cyclone Evan.

While some supermarkets were opened to the public yesterday, others remained closed as owners took time to clean up their shops.

In a briefing, Commissioner Northern Lieutenant Colonel Ilai Moceica said his emergency operations team would continue to monitor the situation.

"Business operations have been restored in the two main towns of Labasa and Savusavu but the monitoring process by our team will continue within the next 48 to 72 hours," Lt-Col Moceica said.

"It's difficult to ascertain the situation in most parts of Vanua Levu as we currently face communication problems but we are doing everything we can to assist those affected."

Lt-Col Moceica said civil servants could now return to work as electricity had been restored in most workplaces in town.

"With a few showers and gusts, we expect everything to normalise from today (yesterday) but we will continue to advise people to be on the lookout and take extra caution for their own safety.

"So far, there are no reports of casualties but only two cases of labour where two mothers delivered babies successfully during the height of TC Evan," said Lt-Col Moceica.