Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Nearly 18,000 now in evacuation centres
It says a total of 17, 792 people are being housed in 240 evacuation centres throughout Fiji.
In the north there are 123 evacuation centres with 7,513 people; in the central division there are 76 centres with 3,614 people and in the eastern division, nine evacuatuon centres are housing 497 people with 38 centres in the west with a total of 1,568.
Fiji Live quoted DISMAC operations officer, Anthony Blake, as saying 89 schools are being used as evacuation centres.