Flood warnings remain although water levels start to decrease in major rivers

Flood warnings remain although water levels start to decrease in major rivers

By Semi Turaga , Navitalai Naivalurua
Tuesday 02/02/2021
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Flood warnings are still in place as water levels have started to decrease in rivers around the country.

The Nadi Weather Office says there are still flood warnings in place for all low lying areas adjacent to and downstream of all rivers in Vanua Levu as well as the Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki, Korovou, Waidina, Wainibuka, Wainimala, Waimanu, Rewa and Navua rivers in Viti Levu.

There are also flash flood warnings in force for all low lying areas and areas adjacent to small streams and creeks for Vanua Levu and low lying areas along Naboutini in Serua to Rewa, Rakiraki to Ba in Viti Levu.

The Weather Office says there was occasional rain which was heavy at times in parts of the country last night and this morning.

That rain is from the low-pressure system located to the North West of Fiji and associated weather from Cyclone Ana.

We are getting reports that water levels at the Rewa River, Sigatoka River, Qawa River as well as the Wainibuka and Waimanu Rivers is decreasing.

The Nausori Police Station confirms the Rewa River water level is decreasing and they have not received any calls from people about flooding in their area.

The Rakiraki and Tavua Police Stations say the water level has gone down in affected areas and Ladro and Lamasi Road in Tavua are still flooded.

No calls about overnight flooding have been received by the Savusavu Police Station.

Cyclone Bina downgraded to Tropical Depression 07F which has now further weakened into a low-pressure system.

Strong winds and heavy rain will continue affecting the rest of the Fiji group.

There is a heavy rain warning still in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lomaiviti and Lau group.

The Weather Office says there is still a strong wind warning in force for the rest of the Fiji group.

Cyclone Ana has weakened and downgraded to a Category 2 system and it is located about 480km South of Matuku and continues to move away from Fiji.

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