Family not prepared

A FAMILY in Drasa, Lautoka said they were not prepared when floodwaters entered their home yesterday.

Deo Kumar, 50, and his wife said they did not expect flooding because the rain was not as heavy as the last week’s.

“It was around 1pm and I was at home with my wife when it happened, we didn’t really expect it to be this bad,” Mr Kumar said.

He said the surrounding areas had been waterlogged over the past week because of poor drainage.

“The drains are not that big, and the sugarcane field is all flooded so when the water wants to go out it can’t because the area where it’s supposed to go to is already flooded.”

He said he wished the rain would just stop so he could clean up his home and compound.