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NFP proposes to declare “Disaster Areas” for flood affected areas

The National Federation Party has called on the Government to declare flood-affected areas in Fiji as “Disaster Areas” to enable those affected by the floods to be provided immediate assistance by the State. In a statement, NFP President Hon Tupou Draunidalo said the areas concerned were Rakiraki including Vaileka Town, parts of Qamea and the other […]

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December 21, 2016 9:21 am

The National Federation Party has called on the Government to declare flood-affected areas in Fiji as “Disaster Areas” to enable those affected by the floods to be provided immediate assistance by the State.

In a statement, NFP President Hon Tupou Draunidalo said the areas concerned were Rakiraki including Vaileka Town, parts of Qamea and the other flood affected areas of Fiji, Central Division (Rewa, Tailevu-Nausori) and Nadroga/Navosa-Sigatoka, Nadi.

DRAUNIDALO: “By now Government should have learnt from the experience of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston and be in a state of disaster preparedness both regarding equipping evacuation centres with essentials and food items as priority number one.”

The NFP President said her assessment based on pictures in many areas had shown damage and destruction of unprecedented proportions caused by high currents of raging floodwaters in Ra not experienced in decades by the people in the district.

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