TC Mona: Evacuation centres identified in the North

The forecast track is considered the most likely based on the information available at time of analysis, and there may be other possible future tracks. Picture: SUPPLIED

EVACUATION centres have been identified in the North as people prepare for Tropical Cyclone Mona that was located 210 kilometres north of Yasawa-i-rara or about 250km northwest of Labasa at 5am this morning.

Commissioner Northern Jovesa Vocea said that a skeleton team has been set up top monitor the weather situation.

“All Government stations in the North which is in Savusavu, Nabouwalu, Taveuni and other district offices are now monitoring the situation of TC Mona in their respective areas,” he said.

“Again, we are calling on people living in flood prone areas to move to safety areas now and don’t wait until it’s too late.

“We are also awaiting direction from the National Disaster Management Office in Suva on where a full operation team be activate.”

The weather office this morning stated that a Tropical Cyclone alert remains in force for Yasawa group, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands.

A strong wind warning remains in force for all Fiji waters and heavy rain warning for Yasawa, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands.

The TC system is expected to be located about 220km north-northwest of Labasa or about 370km north northeast of Nadi at 5pm today

A flood warning remains in force for all low lying areas, small streams and areas adjacent to major rivers of Vanua Levu.

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