Fiji Time: 6:15 PM on Monday 25 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Residents not taking chances, heed alert

Shalveen Chand
Sunday, May 18, 2014

IT has not been that long since residents of Sawani in Nausori experienced the wrath of Mother Nature as the Waimanu River burst its banks and within minutes covered most of the delta.

The rain pattern being experienced is similar to the weather conditions in March.

It is not only the Sawani residents that have to worry, but villages in Naitasiri and Namosi also, the latter regions more affected in terms of infrastructure.

Sawani resident Anil Singh, 45, said they had taken all precautions this time.

"Last time we were a little unprepared and we were caught by surprise. But now we are taking heed of all warnings," he said.

"If the rain continues, I will take the family to my brother's place in Tamavua. But before that, all things in the house will have to be placed on higher ground."

More at risk are the villages along the Waimanu River.

In March, the government estimated damages at $3 million in the Central/Eastern divisions.

There were even suggestions of relocating some of the villages but for now the word from the Commissioner Central's office is take heed of the warnings.








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 0.63710.6181
JPY 52.170949.1709
GBP 0.36800.3600
EUR 0.44190.4299
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65350.6285
USD 0.48720.4702

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black money
  2. Alleged rape victim out of hospital
  3. Reaction from 7s players
  4. Family legacy lives on
  5. Ministry to review system
  6. Family mourns teen's death after alleged drowning
  7. Durutalo makes it big
  8. Health Ministry recruits retired medical workers
  9. Plans in place
  10. Dream comes true

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ship runs aground Tuesday (19 Jul)
  2. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Mum on rape charge Tuesday (19 Jul)
  4. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  5. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  6. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  7. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  8. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  9. Murder investigation Tuesday (19 Jul)
  10. Bring it on Rio Wednesday (20 Jul)