Weather

Authorities reinforce caution as widespread rain continues

The general public especially those that live in the Tavua and Rakiraki area have been urged to be vigilant due to Tropical Depression 09F causing widespread rain across many areas around Fiji. A flood warning has now been in force for low-lying pocket areas in the western division especially along Rakiraki River including Rakiraki Town. […]

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February 11, 2016 3:36 pm

The general public especially those that live in the Tavua and Rakiraki area have been urged to be vigilant due to Tropical Depression 09F causing widespread rain across many areas around Fiji.

A flood warning has now been in force for low-lying pocket areas in the western division especially along Rakiraki River including Rakiraki Town.

Roads

Roads in Rakiraki town are the worst affected at present while most waterways are rising.

Drivers and pedestrians are requested to take extreme caution when travelling in heavy rain and to refrain from crossing flooded waters.

Listed below are roads affected by flood waters in the Western Division and respective advice to Motorists until further notice:

Station Update
Nalawa Savusavu bridge – 2m underwater

Vunikavikaloa aria road – 2m underwater

The following schools has been closed due to bad weather:

Ra High school

Vunikavikaloa High School

Barotu Indian school

Dobuilevu Muslim School

All Nalawa area facing power cut.

Rakiraki The following bridges and road are underwater:

Naqoro flats-1.5ft underwater

Raiwasa Mid road Bridge-2ft underwater

Nayaulevu bridge, Saivou underwater closed to traffic

Market area heavily flooded – ½ ft underwater

Raiwasa bridge – 2ft underwater

Heavy rain continues. Public advised to keep away from the area.

Tavua Road leading to Nabuna village is still 3-4ft underwater

Yaladro flat is 2ft of water and is closed to all traffic

Mataniwai is under 2ft of water and road is closed to all traffic

Nadarivatu road is clear to all traffic.

Yasiyasi bridge is open to all traffic but if rain continues, it may come under water. The flooded areas are closed to all traffic and are being monitored by police.

Ba Manitawa closed to all traffic

Cemetery road Raiwai – closed to all traffic

Vutuni bridge – closed to all traffic

Toge bridge – 2ft underwater

Keiyasi Draiba bridge – 4ft underwater

Matewale bridge – 5ft underwater

Rabaraba bridge – 6ft underwater

Other areas in the Western Division including Lautoka; Nadi and Sigatoka continue to experience drizzling showers.

The Divisional Emergency Operation West will continue to monitor the situation and can be contacted on the following numbers:

  • Div. Emergency Operation Centre West: 62 81553
  • DO Tavua: 668 0553
  • Provincial Administrator Ra: 669 4240
  • DO Nadi: 670 0043
  • PA Nadroga/Navosa: 650 0014

All roads in the Central and Northern Division remain open.

Parents are to ensure that children stay away from flooded roads and waterways.

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