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Flooded Nadi river continues to rise

By FELIX CHAUDHARY
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Update: 4:03PM THE Nadi River has exceeded the 4.5m flood threshold and reached 4.8m at 2pm - and is still rising.

Director Fiji Meteorological Service Alipate Waqaicelua said the chances of flooding in the town will increase at high tide which is expected at 5.47pm.

"The river level is rising and has not receded since this morning, the rain has not stopped falling and the tide is expected to peak at close to 6pm this afternoon," he said.

Mr Waqaicelua said based on the current trend, the river could rise to more than 5m.

The height at which the Nadi River breaks its banks in the town area is 5.6m

At the height of the 2012 floods, the Nadi River peaked at 6.53m in January and 8.18m in March.





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