FOURTEEN evacuation centres have opened up in the Central Division with more than 300 evacuees recorded by yesterday afternoon.
The centres are located at the Rewa, Tailevu and Naitasiri districts, the commissioner central's office said.
"We have centres in these districts as they have been badly affected by the floodwaters," commissioner central, Laisenia Tuitubou said.
The commissioner said there were no evacuation centres at the Serua and Namosi districts because no reports of flooding had been received from the two areas.
Mr Tuitubou said they would activate and request for more centres when needed.
"We also have one police officer at every evacuation centre that would look after the families, monitor the situation and also as a deterrent to other criminal activities that would occur," Mr Tuitubou said.
Food rations have also been bought for the centres and affected families yesterday with a $30,000 budget allocated to cater for the needs and Mr Tuitubou said the budget could change based on "necessary needs".
Filimone Komai of Lokia has taken shelter at Nakaikogo Sanatan Dharam Primary School with his family and acknowledged the school management for helping them during their time of need.
"We have our own food and we may be moving back home seeing that the water level has receded this (yesterday) morning," he said.
Five churches, three schools, five community halls and one double storey house were used to house 368 flood-affected families.