50 people in evacuation centres in Nabouva Village in Wainibuka
3 major bridges along Kings Highway in Wainibuka flooded

50 people in evacuation centres in Nabouva Village in Wainibuka

3 major bridges along Kings Highway in Wainibuka flooded

By Dhanjay Deo , Iva Danford
Monday 10/01/2022
[Image: Apisalome Roko]

50 people are in evacuation centres in Nabouva Village in Wainibuka while bridges in the neighbouring villages of Wailotua, Naqia and Nayavu are all flooded.

Flood waters have entered 8 out of the 45 houses in Nabouva village.

Village Headman Kitione Korovata says they started experiencing heavy rain on Friday and it has been worse over the past two days.

Korovata says flood waters from the Wainibuka River started entering the village this morning.

Korovata says their plantation was also flooded from Saturday and they are now relying on their leftover food and the village shop.

20 families from Wailotua Village have also moved to higher grounds as flood waters entered their homes.

The Divisional Police Commander Eastern, SSP Koro Lesi says the water level is rising.

He also confirms that access to Vunidawa has been cut off as Naqali Bridge is underwater.

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