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On the move again

Maciu Malo
Friday, February 22, 2013

JUST as families and businesses began to make some headway in recovery efforts from two floods and Tropical Cyclone Evan, parts of the Western Division were again under water yesterday.

Hundreds began scrambling to high ground, shouldering hastily-packed personal belongings, a testimony to lessons learnt from the 2012 floods.

The Nadi Bus Station, parts of the Lautoka central business district, Lovu HART village and low-lying areas in rural Nadi and Lautoka were flooded.

The Ba River was also reported to be rising and preparations were being made to move equipment, belongings and stock to higher ground in anticipation of flooding at high tide.

The Fiji Meteorological Service issued a warning of heavy rain and flash flooding for the western half of Viti Levu, Yasawa and the Mamanuca groups.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri sent out a stern warning calling on parents to monitor their children.

Temporary tents erected as shelter for TC Evan victims collapsed under the weight of continuous showers sending families, struggling to make ends meet, to nearby residences for shelter.