27 Dec 2012

Evacuation centres in Fiji remain open after Evan

6:03 am on 27 December 2012

Forty nine evacuation centres remain open in Fiji's western and northern division providing shelter to over 1,800.

The National Disaster Management Office director, Manasa Tagicakibau, told Fiji Live 47 centres are open in the West and two in Bua.

He said most evacuees returned to their homes before Christmas while those remaining at the centres were the unfortunate ones whose homes were badly damaged by Cyclone Evan.

He said all assessment teams have been given till today to complete all assessments before their verification teams take over tomorrow.

He said the verification teams will be traveling and their job is to compile and put together the costs of damages.

Meanwhile, nearly 50 percent of the Western Division and 10 percent of Fiji Electricity Authority customers in the Central Division are still without power supply.

The FEA says work is in progress for most of the areas with assistance from contractors and other agencies.

Power is now fully restored in the Northern division and in Levuka.