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Farms bear brunt

Nasik Swami
Friday, December 21, 2012

TROPICAL Cyclone Evan has caused major damage to infrastructure and the agricultural sector in the Central Division.

This was confirmed by Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou after an aerial survey of the division yesterday.

Lt-Col Tuitubou said some rural roads, communities and houses in the Central Division were still underwater.

"The major concern was that the Vunidawa bridge which connects a lot of people has been washed away and the Naqali bridge is still under water," he said.

Lt-Col Tuitubou said while many farms in the Central Division were still underwater, farms in Naitasiri were hit the hardest by the cyclone.

"More damage to the agricultural sector will be ascertained once we conduct our ground survey today," he said.

Lt-Col Tuitubou said a dollar value would be put to the cost of damage in the Central Division when all necessary surveys were completed.





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