26th September 07:13 AM
People on the Island of Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa urged to move to evacuation centres now
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 13/02/2018
Ono-i-Lau (Photo: Dra ni kai Lau)

The National Disaster Management Office is urging people on the island of Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa who are under direct threat of Cyclone Gita to move the elderly and disabled to evacuation centres now.

The two islands are in the cyclone's direct path putting 2,500 people living on Ono‑I‑Lau and Vatoa at risk.

The National Disaster Management Office is urging village and community leaders to secure existing safe evacuation centres on high ground as storm surges may be destructive and are expected to flood low lying coastal areas.

People in Southern Lau are also encouraged to charge mobile phones to keep communication lines open.

There are three Ono‑i‑Lau evacuation centres located inland from the coast.

These three evacuation centres are Onolevu District School, Ono-i-Lau Nursing Station and Ono-i-Lau Post Office.

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