Exercise caution as flood alert remains in force
April 22, 2019 12:54 pm
[Source: Fiji Meteorological Service]
79 evacuees consisting of 14 families are currently taking shelter at the Jokhan Primary School in Navua.
These numbers are expected to increase from today as the northern parts of the group have started to experience heavy rain.
The National Disaster Management Office is working closely with the Police Force and the Divisional Commissioners to monitor movements of people on the road and small crossings.
Teams are also on stand-by to provide assistance today.
The NDMO is urging parents to monitor the whereabouts of their children after Police reported the death of a three-year-old boy who slipped in a drain in Lovoni village, Ovalau yesterday.
Members of the public are advised to take heed of the weather advisories and don’t get involved in activities that will put their lives at risk.
Meanwhile, the Fiji Roads Authority will be inspecting the flooded Toga Crossing in Rewa as parts of the crossings was washed away.
The FRA says this will be repaired once weather permits.