TC Keni: 500-plus northerners in evac centres

Update: 2:05PM MORE than 500 people are billeted at 11 evacuation centres in the Northern Division with 10 in Labasa and one in Savusavu.

Divisional Planning officer North Uraia Rainima said 552 people have moved to evacuation centres and they expected the number to increase as more rain is bound for the North.

“We have also sent out our teams to visit families in flood-prone areas and evacuate them if the need arises,” Mr Rainima said.

“We are urging people to move to evacuation centres or to safer areas as the water level in rivers around Labasa continue to increase.”