Tent dwellers re­lieved

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Peo­ple liv­ing in makeshift tents af­ter Cy­clone Win­ston are count­ing their lucky stars as their homes were not swamped by Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Zena. Drau­ni­ivi vil­lager Jope Naquru whose house was de­stroyed dur­ing TC Win­ston on Fe­bru­ary 20, had en­coun­tered the heavy down­fall since Mon­day. “We have been liv­ing in it and started to re­build our home but it won’t be good as the first one but we have to make some­thing out of it,” he said. “We took pre­cau­tions and shel­tered our­selves at the evac­u­a­tion cen­tre. Lucky TC

Zena was not that strong oth­er­wise what we have re-built would have forced us to restart again,” Mr Naquru said. Meli Ya­sawa, 34, of Naivu­vuni Vil­lage said they had been dry­ing out their be­long­ings in the sun yes­ter­day. Akuila Na­van­u­avinaka, 40, and his fam­ily of three of Raki­raki fled to the evac­u­a­tion cen­tre to take cover dur­ing the flood­ing on Mon­day.

Photo: Waisea Na­sokia

Jope Naquru (left), with with his chil­dren at Drau­ni­ivi, Ra.

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