Update on TD04F
FBC News Team
December 19, 2016 4:50 am
Labasa is experiencing occasional heavy rainfall.
In Taveuni, the Waibula Bridge was half-a-meter underwater.
Police has confirmed the bridge is now open to large vehicles only.
Faiyaz Khan of Tabia says they don’t anticipate any flooding.
“At the moment here in Labasa the weather is all good. We are experiencing some rain and strong winds but compare to other place in Fiji, Labasa is doing fine. We are not experiencing any flooding. The water level in Labasa river is not above warning levels and it look like there will be any flooding because the rain is not heavy. Labasa River along the Seqaqa all the river are below warning levels.”
In Savusavu, heavy rain started in the last hour but there are no reports of flooding or landslides.
Twenty-three villagers in Mualevu in the Lau Group have been experiencing occasional showers since this morning.
Mualevu Police Station Officer, Laisiasa Tuibeqa told FBC News the situation has been slowly deteriorating.
_"This morning we only received slight rainfall but earlier in the day we advised all the Turaga-ni-Koros in the villages to take precaution and if the flooding is coming up in their villages." _
Buca Village in Cakaudrove experienced heavy rainfall today and has been without electricity since midday.
Those living in flood affected areas have move into evacuation centres.
Few showers were experienced in Sigatoka town and neighboring villages early this morning with no adverse reports says Roko Tui Nadroga, Viliame Burenivalu.
Nadi is currently also not experiencing rain.
Meanwhile, the weather is clear in the Mamanuca group and Malolo Lailai Island.
A resident Lice Maramanisokula told FBC News there has been no rain so far.
“Yes we are so fortunate, this morning there was no rain. The sea is now becoming clear compared to yesterday. We can now see boats crossing, yesterday we can only hear boat engines as visibility was not clear due to the adverse weather condition.”
Nailega Road and Wailotua Bridge in Wainibuka, Tailevu are closed due to flooding however the town is still open.
As of this afternoon heavy rainfall continues – no other flooding or landslides have occurred.