Fiji Time: 8:16 AM on Saturday 1 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Drenched at home

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, May 19, 2014

GHEETA Wati of Namara Tiri settlement in Labasa could only watch helplessly as relentless rain found its way into her home.

Ms Wati had no other option but to continue sweeping water out until midnight on Saturday to save her clothes, beddings and other belongings from being drenched.

"I didn't sleep the whole night because I kept watch over my house," Ms Wati said.

"I was alone and just decided to sweep the water out to save my household items.

"I am a bit restless because of the weather. If it worsens this week, my house can collapse because one of the posts is already damaged.

"I just hope the weather improves."

Ms Wati said she only had little food left because most of her groceries got wet.

"I bought a five kilogram bag of flour and it got wet along with some other foodstuff."

Ms Wati catches prawns from the nearby river as her livelihood but now has to wait for the flood to recede before she can venture out.








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 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Carjack case on to High Court
  2. Suspended MP vows to fight on
  3. Life on a thread
  4. BAF fines Times
  5. 'Interviews not allowed'
  6. Coach's tough call
  7. Nakaora under probe
  8. Carjacking in broad daylight
  9. More suspects arrested in carjacking case
  10. ALLOWANCE Parliament approves raise for MPs

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)