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Ken Sigrah just got off the phone with Nawaia Touakin in Suva and he is most concerned about the fact that no emergency teams have got into Rabi yet. He stated , 'this is day four, and we know that the emergency teams flew over Rabi yesteday on there way to Cikobia and Taveuni but still no one has made contact. This is of major concern to all Banabans'.
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The last we heard from Rabi before the phones went down was 1.30pm Fiji time Monday. We already know by then that Binati had reported all the food trees had gone around Nuku, Tabwewa, and Uea from Tabiang in his last phone contact with Ken reported 5 house around him breaking up and them evacuating to higher ground at Rabi High School.
Nawaia wants people to try and put some pressure on 'the powers that be' to please make contact with Rabi. Ken will attempt a crossing on Saturday as long as he can get on the Nadi-Taveuni flight he is already booked on. He will have a satellite phone.
We also have to worry now that pressure will be on the media to not show Fiji TC Tomas in negative light so it does not affect tourism on the southern Coral Coast of FIji.
So calling on all Banabans where ever you are and friends of our commmunity to please make sure our people are not FORGOTTEN again in this disaster. Please relay and forward these messages to everyone you know.
This cyclone was far worse than AMI and we know what happened that time. One month before even Red Cross took emergency food and aid to them.
Let's hope that the Fiji Navy will make contact with them today.