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. […]
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 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:
|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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