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.