More power restored in Fiji post-cyclone Harold

Fiji EFL linesman at work Photo: EFL

Power supply has been restored to more areas in Fiji affected by Cyclone Harold this month.

Energy Fiji Limited said electricity services had been back on in Navua, Deuba, Pacific Harbour, Vunidawa and Naitasiri on Thursday while homes in Nausori received power on Friday.

The state-owned utility company said services to the rest of the affected areas were expected to be restored this weekend.

These areas included Rakiraki, Tavua, Nadarivatu, Ba, Nadi, Sigatoka and Korolevu.

Earlier EFL had underestimated the time it would take to restore power to affected communities, publicly stating electricity would be restored by last Monday.

Cyclone Harold, which struck as a category four storm, killed one person, injured dozens and destroyed more than 2000 homes.

Meanwhile, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has given Fiji $US273,000 to help in its response to Cyclone Harold.

The organisation tweeted the assistance was part of the UN’s special fund for emergency and rehabilitation.

It said the funding would help Fiji’s relief efforts following the widespread damage caused by the storm.


Source: RNZ