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Bainimarama: Stay indoors and restrict movement as heavy rain continues

The National Disaster Management Office is advising the general public to restrict movement as water levels continue to rise in low lying areas and in major rivers around the country.  The National Disaster Controller, Mr. Meleti Bainimarama said that it is only safe for the general public to remain indoors as heavy rain and floodwaters […]

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April 6, 2016 2:49 pm

The National Disaster Management Office is advising the general public to restrict movement as water levels continue to rise in low lying areas and in major rivers around the country. 

The National Disaster Controller, Mr. Meleti Bainimarama said that it is only safe for the general public to remain indoors as heavy rain and floodwaters pose a risk to the lives of the people.

The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management, Mr Meleti Bainimarama during a press conference this afternoon. (Ashutosh Singh/Newswire).
The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management and National Disaster Controller, Mr. Meleti Bainimarama during a press conference. (Ashutosh Singh/Newswire).

Those living in flood-prone areas are urged to monitor the situation and to prepare for evacuation to higher ground should water levels continue to rise.

The latest weather reports indicate that Tropical Cyclone Zena is moving closer to Fiji and is expected to bring widespread heavy rain and flooding. The Fiji Meteorological Service and disaster officials are closely tracking the movement of the cyclone and the tropical depressions.

Mr. Bainimarama has urged the public to secure their homes, properties and businesses.

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