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Mum takes no chances

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, February 01, 2014

AFTER losing everything to the 2012 floods in Nadi, mother-of-seven Litia Taylor will not take any flood warnings lightly.

Mrs Taylor, who this year had to evacuate all her children alone from Nawejikuma, said she could not put her children at risk.

"At the moment, my husband is away in Hawaii, so at around 4am on Thursday as soon as I noticed water coming into our home, I just packed everything up, got my children up and took them over to the Andrews Primary School evacuation centre," she explained.

"Two or three times a year we have to evacuate because of flooding, so I constantly have my things on top of shelves so they don't get wet.

"We'll be going home on Sunday and the weather's looking OK but we know that it could all change in an instant, so we're still going to be prepared because the last time this happened, I couldn't save anything."

Echoing Mrs Taylor's sentiments was fellow villager Kushma Wati. She said they would have to work two or three days straight before their house was habitable again.








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