Tuifa­galele: Heed Flood Alert Warn­ing

Rain to ease by to­day, says weather of­fice.

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Na­tional Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Of­fice di­rec­tor Aka­pusi Tuifa­galele said yes­ter­day there was no cause for con­cern as the rainy weather around the coun­try con­tin­ued into its fourth day yes­ter­day. How­ever, he has asked the pub­lic to heed of a flood alert. The con­tin­u­ous rain which had started last Satur­day has raised a flood alert warn­ing. De­spite an evac­u­a­tion centre be­ing ac­ti­vated in Nadera where six fam­i­lies had taken shel­ter since Mon­day night, Mr Tuifa­galele said the weather was ex­pected to start clear­ing up from to­day.

“Ac­cord­ing to the Met Of­fice (Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Of­fice) the rain should start clear­ing from to­mor­row morn­ing (to­day),” he said. There has been some spo­radic flood­ing around Raki­raki but there is no cause for alarm. Mr Tuifa­galele said peo­ple liv­ing in low-ly­ing ar­eas should keep an eye out for signs of flood­ing. He is also urg­ing stu­dents to go straight home af­ter school and not to go near flooded drains, rivers or creeks. Edited by Naisa Koroi

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