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Breach worries commissioner

Shayal Devi
Saturday, February 01, 2014

THE Commissioner Western says he is concerned over reports that police and the military had to remove people from Nadi's streets well past the curfew times imposed on Thursday.

He said this callous attitude could be life-threatening.

He said work needed to be carried out so communities could familiarise themselves with proactive reactions during disasters.

"This involves adhering to the set curfew times," he said.

"The response from people during the floods in the Western Division was commendable.

"We had put out the warning for people to move while it was still daylight but unfortunately, some of them did not heed this.

"For now, our biggest concern is the reopening of roads. We have officials from the Fiji Roads Authority, MWH Global and the rest of the team out there doing their assessments.

"By the end of the day, we should have a clear picture of what roads have been damaged."

He said many of the roads in rural communities were flooded and the authorities were on standby to ensure works commenced in the weekend.








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