Fiji Time: 4:27 AM on Friday 27 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Watch out!

Avinesh Gopal
Sunday, May 18, 2014

A TOWN was closed and people living in low-lying areas were advised to move to higher ground as heavy rain continued to lash the country last night.

While access to Rakiraki Town from the Lautoka and Suva ends were stopped last night, the Nadi Weather Office warned of flooding in low-lying areas and areas adjacent to the town.

The Nadi Weather Office report said an intense trough of low pressure with associated cloud and rain remained slow moving over Fiji last night and it is expected to affect the country today too.

Considering the adverse weather conditions, the National Disaster Management Office yesterday advised parents and guardians to keep a close watch on their children and keep them away from flood waters.

It advised mariners not to go out to sea during this adverse weather and also asked motorists to exercise caution when

travelling on the roads.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61990.6009
JPY 53.088950.0889
GBP 0.32320.3152
EUR 0.42670.4147
NZD 0.71310.6801
AUD 0.66410.6391
USD 0.47810.4611

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s fans disappointed
  2. Sea ordeal leaves scars, brothers swim for 14 hours
  3. Of course it sells!
  4. Fijians celebrate win
  5. Cracked beam leads to one-lane traffic
  6. 'No special treatment for police'
  7. Driver charged in connection with fatal accident
  8. Villages escape flooding
  9. Ministry probes death
  10. PM: Violence against women unjustifiable

Top Stories this Week

  1. A costly 'blunder' Saturday (21 May)
  2. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Hayne's Rio barrier Monday (23 May)
  6. 7s taboo Friday (20 May)
  7. Senior citizen's alleged murder angers police Saturday (21 May)
  8. Ryan eyes Olympics gold Saturday (21 May)
  9. Family, friends bid farewell to navy officer Sunday (22 May)
  10. Life of sacrifice Sunday (22 May)