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Nadi Town declared a Red Zone

April 3, 2012 5:15 am

Nadi Town has been declared a Red Zone and will stay closed this week following advice from DISMAC.

Nadi Special Administrator, Aisea Tuidraki told FBC News the cost of damage experienced in 2009 will be much less compared to damage experienced over the weekend.

Tuidraki says businessmen are currently cleaning up their shops and a team has also been appointed to clear all the debris.

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“The water level this year is one metre higher than the one in 2009, so in three years time, the flood intensity will really increase.”

Floodings in Nadi used to be a rare occurrence but for it to happen within a three-year span with rising water levels, it is definitely a concern."_

The Namotomoto River level was marked at 6.8m in 2009 and increased to 7.8m.

The cost of damage in 2009 in Nadi Town amounted up to $300 million dollars.

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