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Island low on food supplies

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, December 21, 2012

VIWA Island in the Yasawa Group did not suffer much damage to its homes but food supplies were quickly running out.

Naibalebale Village headman Sakaraia Batiuvi said only one house was damaged but plantations were ruined.

He said more than 140 people were at the village during Tropical Cyclone Evan.

"Most of them sheltered at our community hall while others stayed in their own homes.

"We did not get any reports of any injury or any illness," he said.

Although the village escaped the full brunt of TC Evan earlier this week, Mr Batiuvi said many of their food sources were damaged.

"We're expecting to run out of food in the coming days," he said.

"We have food that could last us for another two weeks and after that we won't have enough."

Mr Batiuvi said breadfruit trees and plantations were completely destroyed.

Viwa is located on the western side of Waya Island.


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