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West downpour causes flash floods

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Update: 4:49PM POLICE are requesting vehicle owners in the Western Division to drive with extreme caution.

These after reports of flash flooding were received from certain parts of the region.

Divisional Police Commander West SSP Abdul Khan said they have had to ask vehicle owners not to drive through flooded areas and to inform their children not to swim in these areas.

According to police, officers have been deployed to advise people to move and secure their properties and livestock while it was still daylight especially if they lived in a flood prone area.

Members of the public have been requested to call the Western Division Command Center on 9905457 if they required assistance.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Roads Authority has also issued an advisory to traveling public in the west.

The authority confirmed surface flooding was recorded along the Kings Road in Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki.

"Members of the public are advised to please be cautious when accessing side roads and low lying areas prone to flooding," the FRA said in a statement.

"Please do not drive through flooded roads, find alternative routes where possible."


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