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Flood a shock to some residents

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, March 01, 2014

LAMI, Veisari, Wainadoi, Naboro and Nabukavesi flats became flooded yesterday afternoon, some for the first time.

People in Qauia in Lami had to rush off to evacuation centres and, with unrelenting rain, people feared for the worst.

Wainadoi, which is known as a wet spot, was wetter than usual with the creek near the Wainadoi Police Post, overflowing onto the road. Side roads in Wainadoi suffered similar fate.

A little further back towards Suva, the road to Naboro Correction Centre was flooded.

In Veisari, families evacuated to higher ground. One family lost most of their furniture.

Mohammed Azham, who's also known as Charlie, said he had lived in Veisari for more than 50 years and for the first time, floodwaters had reached their homes.

"It's usual for the road to get flooded during heavy rain but never had we seen waters coming into our home," he said.

"I think it's because of the land development up ahead.

"They seem to have blocked all the drains."

Evacuation centres around these areas have been activated.





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