THE parents of two babies at an evacuation centre are struggling as far as getting water for the infants' daily needs is concerned.
While one mum said she had been buying FIJI Water for her 10-month old son, the other said she had been collecting rainwater for her eight-month old daughter.
Fareen Nisha of Nayawa settlement said her son Shayaan Khan was feeling a bit sick since the family moved into the Sigatoka Methodist College evacuation centre last Friday. "We lost everything in the floods including my son's clothes and I've had to borrow clothes from around to change him," she said.
"But I'm really worried as I don't have any clothes now to change him and there aren't even any socks to put on his feet."
"Shayaan is feeling sick since we moved to the school. He has a cold and a bad cough and I'm really worried about his health."
Ms Nisha said her husband was a bus driver and it had become very difficult for the family to make ends meet after the devastating floods.
"There's no water at the school and I have to buy Fiji Water now to give to my son," she said.
Razia Shabnam Nur said she collected rainwater to mix the milk formula for her daughter Aafreen Shabnam Nur.
"Since there's no water at the school, I have to collect rainwater to give to my daughter and to mix her milk formula.
"I can't do much because all families here received only a bottle of FIJI Water each with their food rations on Sunday.
"That one bottle is not enough so I have to collect rainwater," said Ms Nur.
Flood victims at Korovuto in Nadi, Cuvu in Sigatoka and other parts of Sigatoka also said they didn't have piped water supply for the past few days.
In an earlier statement, the Water Authority Fiji said there would be intermittent water supply in the Western Division because of the floods.