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No evacuees

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, February 01, 2014

NO evacuees took shelter in designated evacuation centres set up by the Commissioner Northern's office on Thursday night in Labasa.

However, acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said the centres would remain open in case the weather changed.

"We identified the Labasa Civic Centre auditorium and some schools but they were vacant," he said.

"No one came to take shelter at the centres. This might probably mean people were safe in their respective places.

"The centres will remain open and those who feel they are unsafe in their homes can use them."

Mr Bolalevu said they were taking proactive measures for the purpose of ensuring the safety of all northerners.

"Floodwater levels have receded and everything is back to normal in Labasa.

"We are continuing with our daily lives because the sun is out.

"We will just be monitoring the weather conditions until the weekend."

It was earlier reported The Fiji Times team witnessed some government vehicles parked at Labasa Hospital car park for safety.

Some guests of a prominent hotel also had to be shifted to other rooms on Thursday evening because of rising floodwater levels.

The guests were taken back to their rooms as the water level receded later in the night.

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