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Shayal Devi
Friday, January 31, 2014


Rescue centres

SCHOOLS in Lautoka are on standby to be activated as evacuation centres if the weather deteriorates further. This is the word from Lautoka district officer Ruth Atu after rain continued to batter the Western Division yesterday. The schools include Lovu Sangam School, Lomolomo Public School, Lautoka Primary School and Drasa Muslim Primary School.

Work halted

ALL government operations in Rakiraki were suspended yesterday until further notice. This, after flood waters rose in the town yesterday afternoon, prompting all businesses to close early, forcing people to leave the town before 6pm. Ra provincial administrator Kelepi Kubunameca said rainfall had intensified during the day.

Bus service

BUS services to flooded areas in Nadi ceased yesterday because of unsafe conditions. Fiji Bus Operators Association president Viren Kewal said operations in other parts of the West continued as normal and they were monitoring weather patterns. Yesterday, about 30 roads were closed to traffic because of flooding.

Tourists safe

TOURISTS are safe despite the flooding in the Western Division. Fiji Hotels and Tourism Association president Dixon Seeto said weather patterns were being monitored with guest safety being a priority. Meanwhile, resorts in the maritime areas said they were operating as normal despite the strong winds.

Police concern

POLICE are concerned about children seen swimming and playing in flooded areas. Police chief operations officer ACP Rusiate Tudravu said parents and guardians in the Western Division should keep a close watch on the movement of their children.

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