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FEA forewarns possible prolonged power outages

Monday, February 05, 2018

Update: 6:17PM THE possible development of the prevailing tropical disturbance into a tropical cyclone may result in prolonged power outages, says Fiji Electricity Authority CEO Hasmukh Patel.

In a statement today, Mr Patel said the tropical disturbance could potentially lead to thunder, lightning, heavy rains, gusty winds, and flooding and could damage their infrastructure and possible blackouts.

"For flood prone areas, we request the residents to call FEA in the event that they notice rising water levels that could compromise power line clearance," Mr Patel said in a statement.

"Raising water levels could also compromise the clearance levels of overhead power lines crossing rivers, and the public is requested to keep away and call FEA in the event they notice rising river levels getting close to the power lines."

Members of the public are also advised not to touch any FEA power lines and to exercise appropriate precaution by staying away from all broken or low power lines.

All other queries can be directed to 132 333 and emergencies can be directed to 913.

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