Evacuation centres

Schools to be used as evacuation centres in Nauru

The Department of Education has confirmed that the school buildings will be used as evacuation shelters for people leaving the exclusion zone to ensure the safety of students and staff operations in Aiwa are being carried out.

A large WW2 UXO (bomb) was found in Aiwo District and it will be disarmed and made safe today.  


Over 4,000 people in evacuation centres in Fiji

This has been confirmed by the National Disaster Management Office.

As heavy rain continues to be experienced in parts of the country, the NDMO said a total of 156 evacuation centres have been opened.

There are 106 centres open in the Western Division, 33 centres in the Central Division, 16 in the North, and one in the Eastern Division.


Thousands still in evacuation centres in Fiji

Relief supplies are getting out to affected areas, but there is growing concern about the risk of disease.

4,035 people are in 84 evacuation centres, most of them in the northern island of Vanua Levu, which bore the brunt of the category five storm.

Health officials are now concerned about the possible spread of diseases like leptospirosis and dengue fever - particularly with more heavy rain forecast this weekend.

The government said work crews and relief supplies have made it to all the affected areas, but items like water tanks and shelter are needed.

Evacuation centres opened as Cyclone Tino aims for Fiji, Tonga

Meanwhile, preparations are underway in Tonga with the capital, Nuku'alofa, sitting directly in Tino's path.

The cyclone, which was upgraded to a category one early on Friday morning, was strengthening as it sat the south of Fiji's western Rotuma island, the Fiji Meteorological Service said.

But it was gathering strength as it moved southeast, where it was heading straight for Fiji's second-largest island, Vanua Levu.

Warnings had been issued for much of the country, with torrential rain, strong winds, and damaging swells forecast.

Flooding in Fiji has cyclone-hit towns fleeing again

About 200 people were expected to shelter at Tavua District School in the northwest of the main island, Viti Levu.

One of the school buildings still has a gaping hole in its roof after the category five Cyclone Winston tore through little more than a month ago.

Nearly 60,000 in evacuation centres in Fiji

Spokesperson Ewan Perrin said that number continued to rise as communication was restored to affected areas.

Mr Perrin said, at this stage, there was enough aid in the evacuation centres to go around.

Warnings issued as Tropical Storm nears CNMI and Guam

Evacuation centres have been opened in both territories and residents have been urged to secure their properties and stock up on supplies.

Extensive flooding has been reported in Guam, after four inches of rain fell on the island today.

Goni is currently about 185 kilometres east, northeast of Guam and about 120 kilometres south, southeast of Saipan, which is still reeling from a direct hit by category three typhoon Soudelor two weeks ago.