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Nalawa villagers told to move to higher grounds

The Divisional Emergency Office in the Western Division has urged the villagers of Nalawa in Ra to start moving into higher grounds as heavy rain continue to be experienced in the Western Division. A resident in Rakiraki’s FSC quarters, Filipe Amoe told Newswire that the Rakiraki town has been flooded since 6 o’clock this morning. The […]

Peni Shute

April 4, 2016 10:19 am

The Divisional Emergency Office in the Western Division has urged the villagers of Nalawa in Ra to start moving into higher grounds as heavy rain continue to be experienced in the Western Division.

A resident in Rakiraki’s FSC quarters, Filipe Amoe told Newswire that the Rakiraki town has been flooded since 6 o’clock this morning.

The town started flooding at 6 o’clock this morning, and it is about 2 meters high.

A flood warning remains in force for the low-lying areas and adjacent to Rakiraki town, Wailotua station, Toge station and downstream of the Ba River, Keiyasi station and downstream of the Sigatoka River, Votualevu station and downstream of the Nadi River, and areas adjacent to the Nadi Bridge station including Nadi town.

A flood alert is in place for all streams, creeks and low-lying areas adjacent to major rivers and for the whole of Fiji.

Communities in the Western Division have been urged to contact the Western EOC on Phone: 6281553 should they experience flooding within their communities

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