Nadi un­der high wa­ter flood­ing

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Nadi Town was still un­der wa­ter last night with both ends of the town still un­der high lev­els of flood­ing, said Nadi Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try pres­i­dent Dr Ram Raju last night. Ac­cord­ing to Dr Raju the Nadi River banks burst in the morn­ing around 9am.

“At this mo­ment it is still flooded with both ends and the cur­few which was ob­vi­ous as we needed the pro­tec­tion of the town and the prop­er­ties was still in ef­fect,” he said. “This was done to pro­tect busi­ness houses and the police have done a won­der­ful job and that was done very quickly evac­u­ated their goods taken to higher ground or raised to higher level.” Dr Raju said the nor­malcy of the town de­pended on the clear­ing of the cur­rent weather pat­tern. “As there maybe an­other dis­tur­bance af­fect­ing us later tonight or to­mor­row if it is not that bad then there are chances of clear­ing and weather turn­ing to usual busi­ness,” he said. He said busi­ness on the De­na­rau prop­er­ties had been nor­mal as more pre­cau­tions had been em­pha­sised. “There was flood­ing on the Narewa end which re­duced move­ment,” he said. “De­na­rau prop­er­ties have taken more pre­cau­tion or con­cern.” Dr Raju said other flooded ar­eas in Nadi in­cluded the Nadi Back Road, Koro­ciri, Waqadra, Sa­beto, Mart­in­tar, lower Na­maka ar­eas and parts of Vo­tualevu. Mean­while, other ar­eas en­coun­tered flood­ing in the West are Semo Vil­lage in Nadroga and vil­lages along­side the Si­ga­toka River.

Photo: Anasilini Ratuva

In Ba yes­ter­day.

Photo: Kathrin Kr­ishna

In Tavua Town yes­ter­day.

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