Flood alert in force for low-lying areas in Fiji

Flood alert in force for low-lying areas in Fiji

By Marika Rasekaseka , Vijay Narayan
Friday 17/02/2023
[Image: Supplied]

A flood alert is in force for low-lying areas, small streams and flood-prone areas within Sigatoka, Tuva, Nadi, Vitogo, Ba and Nasivi Rivers.

A flash flood warning remains in force for flood-prone areas from Nabouwalu to Dreketi, Seaqaqa to Labasa area, Qawa catchment, Wainikoro, Nadogo, Dogotuki, Nakawaga and Bagata at Nasekawa river.

The Nadi Weather Office confirms that this is due to an active trough of low pressure lying over the group with associated clouds, and rain is expected to affect the group till the weekend.

A heavy rain warning remains in force for the whole of the Fiji Group.

There has been a significant amount of rainfall in the past 24 hours.

Stay with us for the weather updates.

You can contact us via the facebook messenger account, fijivillage if your area is affected by flood waters. People can also share photos and videos of the affected areas.

Call us if you need emergency assistance and we will reach out to the relevant agencies to assist.

You can also call us on 3314766, 9923351 or 7734766.


Many roads affected by flood waters in Ba, Lautoka, Tavua and Rakiraki

Flood waters rising in parts of Nadi
By Vijay Narayan
Friday 17/02/2023

As heavy rain continues in many parts of the country, many roads are affected by flood waters in Ba, Lautoka, Tavua and Rakiraki.

Parts of Kings Road before Matawailevu Junction, Rabulu Village and Vunitogoloa Bridge in Rakiraki are flooded.

Other areas affected are Katudrau Crossing along Mead Road, Waimari Road, Korotale Road, Naqoro Flats, Mataniwai Road, Yaladro Road, Rakiraki Access Road Flats, Vatukacevaceva Road and Nacovu Crossing.

Other areas flooded are Nadarivatu Road, Balata Flats, Marinitawa Road, Koronubu Road, Dramasi Road Crossing 1 and 3, Cemetery Road in Varadoli, Vuda Back Road, Vuda Back Road Crossing, Navula Road, Vaivai Road, Drasa Dam Road, Saru Back Road, Uluisila Road, Narara Road, Nadelei Road, Namunamu Road, Maururu Crossing, Yaladro Road near Tavua Town, Tavualevu Road, Rukuruku Flats, Korotale Road and Drana Crossing.

Waters are also rising in parts of Nadi.

The National Disaster Management Office is closely working with the Fiji Meteorological Services as latest weather forecasts have indicated that the current adverse weather condition is expected to persist over the Fiji Group until the weekend.

NDMO Director, Vasiti Soko says the NDMO continues to strongly urge the general public to continue to ensure that they are well prepared as we are still in the peak of the current cyclone season.

Soko says we are still not out of the woods yet.

Please ensure that you stay up-to-date with the latest weather information released by the Fiji Met Service and continue to adhere to all advisories issued by authorities.

The Fiji NDMO pleads with the general public to refrain from swimming, fishing or undertaking any recreational marine activity along coastal areas as hazardous breaking waves are expected – placing people’s lives at risk.

Soko says with continuous rain recorded in the last couple of days and with already saturated soil, they also call on the general public to be vigilant as there are possible risks of landslides occurring in some areas.

Stay with us for the weather updates.

You can contact us via the facebook messenger account, fijivillage if your area is affected by flood waters. People can also share photos and videos of the affected areas.

Call us if you need emergency assistance and we will reach out to the relevant agencies to assist.

You can also call us on 3314766, 9923351 or 7734766.



All schools closed from this morning

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 17/02/2023
[Photo: File]

The National Disaster Management Office with the concurrence of the Minister for Education has decided that all schools across the country are to be closed from this morning due to the current adverse weather condition affecting the Fiji Group.

The Ministry of Education has reached out to all school management teams to inform them about this decision as a precautionary measure due to the adverse weather forecast to persist over the Fiji Group until the weekend.

The Ministry is also liaising with public service transport providers for the transportation of students back to their homes.

Parents and guardians are also advised to take the necessary action needed to ensure that their children return home safely.

The Fiji Police Force has also been advised to deploy officers to ensure that students reach their homes safely.

The NDMO advises parents to be vigilant and ensure children are under strict supervision at all times during this period.

Stay with us for the weather updates.

You can contact us via the facebook messenger account, fijivillage if your area is affected by flood waters. People can also share photos and videos of the affected areas.

Call us if you need emergency assistance and we will reach out to the relevant agencies to assist.

You can also call us on 3314766, 9923351 or 7734766.



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