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Villagers and resort owners take precautions

Jone Kalouniviti
Thursday, February 27, 2014

RESORT owners and villagers in the Yasawa Group yesterday started preparing for the impending cyclone forecasted to hit the Fiji Group as forecasted by the weather office.

Villagers of Yalobi, on Waya Island had began putting up rafters, tying down their houses and taking cattle and pigs up to high grounds.

Village headman Joshua Sauqaqa told The Fiji Times they would not take any risk and would protect what they could.

"We have been hit many times, and we always prepare, later in the day we will tend to our crops to prepare."

Resorts and hotels were also preparing themselves for the worst.

On Nacula Island Oarsman Bay Resort, manager Josateki Ramagimagi said they had put up rafters, tied down all buildings and would pull all boats and crafts up on land by the evening.








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