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Residents adapt well

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, February 03, 2014

FLOODING in Nadi Town will always be an issue but the recent overflow proves that residents have adapted to the heavy downpours.

Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said Nadi residents were prepared for the worst during last week's flood.

"Flood will always be an issue in Nadi.Unfortunately, most of our people that are in Nadi live in low-lying areas and even Nadi Town is situated at a very low level.

"However, I should commend the people of Nadi, especially the business community, for moving their items to the second floor of their buildings.

"They moved their things one level up to brace for the floods but they were fortunate because there was no repeat of the kind of flood we experienced in the past.

"If it had come, the people of Nadi were prepared for it and they were ready for it."

Cmdr Cawaki said Nadi residents had followed the necessary procedures and heeded warnings.

"They moved their things to safety and they moved to evacuation centres when they needed to.

"It showed the proactive approach of our people during this flood, especially those who live in low-lying areas."








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