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Evacuees wait to go home

By LUKE RAWALAI
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Update: 12:15PM OUT of eight evacuation centres set up in the Seaqaqa area, three have been deactivated.

Seaqaqa District Officer Akuila Logaivau said they were waiting for water and electricity to be fully restored in the area before they send evacuees back home.

A cyclone damage assessment team has also been dispatched by the Commissioner Northerns office to assist the Seaqaqa District Office carry out assessment in the area.

In Bua, of the seven evacuation centres, five were vacated this morning.

Northern Emergency Operations Centre team leader Inoke Dokonivalu said people returned home safely.

Evacuees in Cakaudrove, Taveuni and Macuata were still occupying the centres in their respective areas for safety purposes.

In Cakaudrove, 55 centres are still being occupied, 18 in Taveuni and 14 in Macuata with more than 5000 evacuees.