THE Rewa River is still at a critical stage and Nausori Town is being closely monitored for any further development.
The comment was made yesterday by members of an operation centre put together at the Commissioner Central's office at Nausori.
"The river is still at 4.5 metres level, which means it is still at critical stage and we are getting continuous updates on the measurement," team member Tupou Camaiverata said.
Ms Camaiverata said the river had however, receded by a few millimetres from yesterday morning.
Commissioner Central Laisenia Tuitubou has deployed police officers who will monitor movement in town. "They'll patrol the town starting from 6pm every evening now and asking loiterers to go home," Mr Tuitubou said.
He said his office was ready to issue a directive to all businesses to close down "on a worst case scenario".
So far no deaths have been recorded as directly caused by the floods but Mr Tuitubou said a few careless incidents were reported.
"We're still under threat but we're safe for now. We're capable of handling the situation, we have our resources and assets and are also able to support any evacuees," he said.