NAVUSO resident Mohammed Haroon last night refused to move despite the water at his doorsteps.
Mr Haroon said he was worried about his family's belongings and would keep an eye on them if the members of his family were taken to an evacuation centre.
"Last time there were floods, people took advantage and started breaking into people's homes and taking away their belongings, I don't want that to happen to my family," he said.
Mr Haroon said he could not relocate all of his belongings and opted to keep an eye on them if "my family had to evacuate".
Floodwaters reached the Haroon family's doorsteps and with the rainy days predicted by the Nadi Weather Office, Mr Haroon said it was likely the house would go under.
"But I'm not worried, we are used to it now. We just know how to go about our business now," he said.
Commissioner Central Laisenia Tuitubou confirmed 14 evacuation centres have opened in the division to cater for flood-affected families.
Mr Tuitubou visited several affected villages along the Rewa River yesterday afternoon, a Ministry of Information statement said.
These villages include Nukutubu, Nabua and Nadoi villages.
Nadoi Village was partially submerged with some houses almost completely underwater, the statement said, adding that elders were warned to move villagers to higher ground.