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Flood warning issued for Western Division

Friday, December 20, 2013

Update: 11:40AM RESIDENTS living near the Votualevu River are urged to monitor the movements of children and move to higher grounds after a flood warning was issued by the National Disaster Office this morning.

"The Disaster Office is advising members of the public that a flood warning remains in force for Votualevu River and all the low lying areas downstream of Toko Station to Nadi Town," the statement issued through the Information Ministry read.

"The flood warning is also now in force for low lying areas along Mulomulo river to Nadi Town and all minor rivers, streams and low lying areas west of the line joining Rakiraki and Sigatoka.

"Government is advising members of the public to exercise caution during this period of low pressure and to listen to radio updates. Parents and guardians must at all times monitor the whereabouts of their children."

Residents living anywhere near these areas are urged to secure belongings and seek shelter in the nearest evacuation centre.

People are being warned against crossing flooded areas.