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Quick action pays off

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

SWIFT response from the Fiji Sports Council operations team prevented major damage from occurring at their facilities around the country during Tropical Cyclone Evan.

Council chief executive officer Litiana Loabuka said they had started preparing for the cyclone when the warnings were first given.

She said they had anticipated the worst and took action straight away in the Eastern Division.

"There were no major damage to our facilities except for a few fallen trees here and there for example the Suva Lawn Tennis Courts and the National Hockey Centre," Loabuka said.

"We took heed of the warning and were ready for the cyclone and the operations team took action and secured our facilities," she said. When contacted yesterday, she said she had not received further information on their facilities in the Western Division.

"We are awaiting news on our facilities in the Western Division but I expect the Construction Equipment Hire Regional Tennis Courts in Lautoka and the Ra Sports Ground to be flooded from the cyclone," Loabuka said.

Meanwhile, work on the ANZ Stadium was halted on Monday and yesterday because of strong wind and rain.


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