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Evacuees hang on as number of centres close down

Torika Tokalau
Friday, December 28, 2012

THE Disaster Management Centre (DISMAC) has noted a reduction in evacuation centres in the Western Division.

In an update sent on Boxing Day, DISMAC stated despite the reduction, there were still a huge number of people in evacuation centres.

"Families are slowly returning to their homes following the relief assistance they've received," the report stated. "There is still a huge number occupying evacuation centres."

According to their statistics, the Western Division has the highest number of evacuees with 1313 people occupying 42 centres. The Northern Division has 42 evacuees occupying two evacuation centres. All evacuation centres in the Eastern and Central divisions have been vacated.

Meanwhile, DISMAC expects all ministries and departments to submit finalised damage assessments and rehabilitation plans by today.