More than 47,000 people assisted after TC Harold

More than 47,000 people assisted after TC Harold

By Iva Danford
Monday 11/05/2020
Damages caused by TCHarold in Makadru. Government to provide all the necessary rehabilitation works on the island.[Photo: Fijian Government]

About 47,012 people have been assisted in the first phase of assistance after Tropical Cyclone Harold.

This has been confirmed by the National Disaster Management Office who says that the assistance includes relief items and food rations.

[Southern Lau Group affected by TC Harold]

The NDMO has also confirmed that so far in the second phase of assistance, 20,975 people have been assisted.

They say this includes the assistance that was handed out by the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama during his Lau and Kadavu tour last week.

[Kadavu Island affected by TC Harold]

NDMO Director Vasiti Soko says more than 900 houses were destroyed while more than 2000 houses were partially damaged during Tropical Cyclone Harold.

Soko says 6 vessels are currently delivering food rations, non-food items and water tanks in affected areas such as Kadavu and Lau.

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