Businesses have high hopes for recovery
4 April, 2018, 12:00 am
“WE have been through this before and we will recover.”
This was the message from Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Dr Ram Raju as businesses in the Jet Set Town began clean-up operations on Monday.
He said while flood damage was less than the floods in 2009, some parts of Nadi Town received more damage than others.
“Nadi Back Rd near the J Kevi property was perhaps the hardest hit including True Blue Light Hotel,” he said in a statement issued yesterday.
“I have witnessed good recovery and cleaning phases as I scouted around and I must applaud everyone for working round-the -clock to bounce back once again. We have done this time and again; clean up, recover, restock and get back to business as soon as possible.
“Power was restored to most areas in town and elsewhere within a reasonable period of time and I’m hoping everyone will receive power within the next 24 hours, if not earlier.
“Water supply, fortunately, was not affected which allowed restoration and cleaning up.”
Dr Raju lauded the efforts of police in keeping the town safe and secure during and after the flood.
“Police presence and monitoring kept matters under good control and I’m glad that no one suffered any major setbacks.
“Most were well prepared for the impending flooding which occurred during the day time.”
There were 1869 people at evacuation centres in the Western Division post TC Josie. The Fiji Roads Authority says both major highways are open.