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Fijians urged to brace for more flooding: Atalifo

January 30, 2021 8:24 pm
The Toga crossing in Nausori at 6pm today. [Source: NDMO]

Fijians living along the TC Ana projected path are being urged to brace themselves.

This as the category 1 system is expected to bring with it heavy rain and strong winds.

Fiji Meteorological Service Acting Director Terry Atalifo says a flood warning remains in place for all low lying areas and Fijians in these areas should have already moved to higher ground.

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As of 3pm today, TC Ana was located at about 80km west northwest of Yasawa-i-Rara or about 160km north-northwest of Nadi.

The system is moving at about 20km/hr east-southeast.

Atalifo says people can expect damaging gale force winds with average speeds of 85km/hr and momentary gusts of up to 120km/hr.

He adds this will have minor damages to weak structures, houses of very light materials in exposed communities, damages to crops and vegetation with trees tilting due to gales.

People can also expect coastal inundation and flooding especially during high tide.

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