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Flood worries gran

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, March 01, 2014

A GRANDMOTHER living with eight of her grandchildren was worried for the safety of her family as floodwaters around her compound continued to rise.

Karalaini Tagi of Narere Stage 2 told this newspaper on Thursday that for the first time in the 20 plus years she lived there, it had never flooded.

She said she was worried about her grandchildren when the water continued to rise.

"This is the first time I've ever seen anything like this in our area and I think it's connected to the sewerage and rubbish blocking the drains," Mrs Tagi said yesterday.

"The water hasn't come into our house, which is good, but it's all over our compound and I'm very worried that while we sleep, it may well come right inside our home."

Mrs Tagi said she and a few other residents in the area met Nasinu Town Council reps earlier this month to discuss the drainage issue, but nothing had been done.

TIPS: Source: Ministry of Information)

- Store batteries, candles, torches, tinned food items, clean drinking water, radio and a first aid kit;

- Store water and it is essential that all drinking water be boiled; and

- The travelling public must liaise with authorities on the closure of roads and availability of transport.


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