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Villages along river flooded

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, March 01, 2014

THE Waimanu River started swelling late Wednesday night with heavy rain upriver, however, it was not until Thursday afternoon when areas around the Sawani-end of Princes Rd and villages along the river started getting flooded.

Sekove Buivou, 33, of Sawani Village, said he has lived near the river all his life and it was normal for the river to swell during heavy rain.

"This is nothing out of the usual, unless it keeps on raining for the next two days then it will be a threat to my village," he said.

"If that happens we will move to ACS and take shelter there, but otherwise the village is much higher than the river.

"Only the service station and the police post area usually get flooded."

Later in the evening, some Sawani villagers had made their way to the school.

Keni Rogoyawa, 42, said the unceasing rain was the difference this time round.


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