PUNT and fibreglass boat operators have taken advantage of the flood to make money transporting stranded residents to and from flooded Lokia Road.
Stranded settlers at were seen yesterday boarding the punts at a price as a means of transportation.
"I've been here since Saturday when the place started flooding an I can tell you that business is good as mine and others punts are the only means of transport for these people," Sikeli Tuinasovuki said.
Mr Tuninasovuki and his nephew, Gabriel Tui was seen operating a 20-foot punt at one dollar charge for each boarding passenger. "I made $50 on Saturday and at this rate I would make more by the end of today," the Toga villager said.
The punt operator said there was nothing "more anyone can do but make the best of the bad situation".
Mr Tuinasovuki said by the time the floodwaters receded, he would have made hundreds from the transport problems faced in the area.
Bus and taxi operators dropped off passengers at the beginning of the Koronivia road.