TC Josie: Narewa residents evacuate

Nadi residents near Narewa have begun evacuating. Picture: Allan Newtown

Nadi residents near Narewa have begun evacuating. Picture: Allan Newtown

Update: 11:07AM SHOP owners and people in Narewa Village and areas adjacent to the Nadi River have begun evacuating the area as the river broke its banks about 20 minutes ago.

Allan Newtown, a Nadi resident, said people were packing whatever belongings they could and moving to higher ground.

Businesses are also moving stock and equipment to elevated areas.