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Only two left

Priya Chand
Saturday, January 19, 2013

ONLY two evacuation centres remain open around the country following the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Evan which struck the country late last year.

In the Northern Division, two families are still being sheltered at the Yadua community hall and the Yadua Kindergarten.

Disaster Management Committee (DISMAC) director, Manasa Tagicakibau said all the centres at other divisions were closed.

"We had closed all the centres in the west but because of the heavy rain last week, some were re-opened," said Mr Tagicakibau.

"But now all those families have again moved back to their homes and none is open."

On relief assistance, Mr Tagicakibau said DISMAC was still continuing with the food ration distribution in the Western and Northern divisions.

"For the outer islands, we have provided them with food rations that will last them for about a month," he said.

"These include the Yasawas, Mamanuca, Malolo and Vatulele."

Mr Tagicakibau said the rehabilitation phase now was focussed on repairing damaged schools.

"All schools will re-open by the beginning of the school year," he said.





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