THE weather office in Nadi has confirmed that a trough of low pressure over the Fiji Group is causing continuous rainfall over most parts of the country. Senior meteorologist Amit Singh said the trough of low pressure was slowly moving away from the group however, Suva and Nausori would experience trade showers. Mr Singh said people would experience wet weather conditions throughout the week.
THE office of the Commissioner Central was yesterday closely monitoring the water level as the flooded Rewa River continued to rise. Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou said the water level had not reached the critical level but if rain continued in the highlands of Naitasiri, there was a possibility of the water level rising.
OFFICIALS at the Commissioner Central's office in Nausori are on standby to monitor the weather condition in the Central/Eastern Division. This was confirmed by Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou yesterday. Lt-Col Tuitubou said his officers were on standby to provide assistance to members of the public.
THE Nausori Town Council has cleaned all drains in its central business district area to ensure blocked drains do not cause flooding in the town. Council operations manager Sailosi Qalilawa said for the past few weeks, workers had been working to ensure that the drains were clean and all rainwater discharged to the Rewa River. He said as a result there had been no reports of flashflooding in the CBD.
SECURITY officers were deployed to areas within the Nausori Town boundaries to ensure the safety of council property. Nausori Town Council operations manager Sailosi Qalilawa said the officers were keeping a watch at night to ensure their proprieties were safe. Mr Qalilawa said workers were also monitoring the weather conditions.