TC Keni: Yacata villagers evacuate to village hall

Update: 2:31PM VILLAGERS of Yacata island in Cakaudrove have started moving to their evacuation centres following the continuous rain and strong winds felt on the island.

Village headman Peni Qusa said strong winds and heavy rain were experienced on the island last night and he had advised the whole village to move to the village hall for safety.

“We have packed up all our food, water and we have opened up our village hall as our evacuation centre,” Mr Qusa said.

“We have advised everyone in the village not to go out to sea and children are to be closely monitored by their parents.”

There is a total of 220 people villagers on the island.