#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Navy boats to head to Lau

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Navy boats to head to Lau

Fiji Live says two Fiji navy boats are scheduled to leave Suva early tomorrow morning for the Lau group and Lomaiviti taking food, tarpaulins and other relief supplies for areas worst affected by Cyclone Tomas.

The preparations have been announced as the Nadi weather office predicts a return to good weather for most of the country tomorrow.

The director of meteorology, Rajendra Prasad, said the western division and central divisions should be experiencing mostly fine weather tomorrow.

Prasad predicts Cyclone Tomas, currently located near southern Lau, is expected to be out of the Fiji group by tomorrow afternoon, having almost doubled its pace to 18 to 20 kilometres per hour.

“The boats are scheduled to leave tomorrow morning but it all depends on the weather actually,” DISMAC operations officer Anthony Blake said. “Helicopters are also on standby in Nadi to distribute relief items once the weather clears."

Schools are expected to resume tomorrow in Fiji, apart from those in the Lau and Lomaiviti groups and those being used as evacuation centres.

It's uncertain how many schools will be still be needed as shelter for people tomorrow.

Civil servants will also resume work tomorrow.

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