The three grants totaling 150-thousand dollars will help those in need of emergency food supplies, shelter and other basic needs.
The grants will also help flood-stricken schools with the provision of furniture, stationery and textbooks and help install an emergency power system in the local hospital.
Power supplies to hospitals in Nadi and the main island of Viti Levu were disrupted during the floods, causing bodies in the hospital mortuaries to decay.
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Tue Feb 9 06:15:02 1999 ( AEDT )
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