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Family hit twice

Maciu Malo
Saturday, February 23, 2013

A FAMILY in Lovu, Lautoka is pondering its future after being hit twice by natural disasters in the space of two months.

Timoci Tabacece said his nephew's home was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Evan in December and as the family members were attempting to restore their lives they were hit by the floods on Thursday.

Mr Tabacece said the family was concerned about their future and especially about the safety of schoolchildren.

"We really don't know what to do now," he said.

"We are still trying to recover from the cyclone damage and now we are again hit by this flood.

"We are concerned about our future and we are in desperate need for assistance."

When The Fiji Times team visited the family on Thursday, floodwaters had already covered the tent temporarily erected by the government after the cyclone.

"Our home was partially damaged by the cyclone and now the tent that we are using for temporary shelter is also flooded," said Mr Tabacece.

"We have suffered around $16,000 worth of damage from the cyclone and we are expecting more damage from this flood.

"We are also concerned about our three schoolchildren because most of their stationery were damaged by the cyclone. We will be moving to one of our relatives' home this afternoon (Thursday)," he said.