People scared as TD 04F nears Fiji
December 14, 2016 10:33 pm
Water levels recorded in Rakiraki have surpassed the alert level, prompting a flood alert for low lying areas adjacent to Rakiraki Town.
Dugapatu resident Vikash Lal says rain has stopped, however a few places are flooded from the heavy rains experienced throughout the night.
“Last night it was heavy rain and some of the rivers have been flooded. In Raiwasa and Korotale the bridges are under water, and the town at the moment is not flooded but the water is halfway up the bridge.”
Lal says like him, many in his area experienced TC Winston and the current weather conditions have got them scared.
“Myself, I’m very scared because last time my house was blown away and I’ve just recently repaired it so I’m hoping the cyclone doesn’t come. And people here have not yet made their house because they can’t find the materials and some of the people they’re still staying in tents so it’s very hard.”
A flood alert remains in force for low lying areas and small streams adjacent to major rivers for the whole of Fiji.
There’s also a heavy rain warning for the whole of Fiji.