Jetset Town escapes full brunt of Severe TC Winston
23 February, 2016, 12:00 am
THE Jetset Town escaped major damage during Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.
Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry secretary Shalendra Prasad said they were happy that Nadi escaped the full brunt of the cyclone.
Mr Prasad said unlike other years, this time Nadi was also spared by flooding, saving the businesses severe loss.
He said Nadi river was on the verge of bursting its banks if the rain had continued for a few more hours.
“However, we are very sympathetic to our brothers and sisters in the parts that were severely affected by the cyclone.
“We know that Fiji is a resilient country and people will bounce back from the misery and loss,” he said.
In his capacity as the public relations manager for Burger King, Mr Prasad said one of Nadi’s newest restaurants that opened last Thursday had closed operations because of adverse weather.
“Burger King which opened trading at 6am on Thursday had to close down because of the cyclone but operations resumed at noon today (yesterday),” he said.
Mr Prasad said they had received overwhelming response from customers about the restaurant.
“Although there is no power supply in Nadi Town, we have a generator at the restaurant and operations are back on,” he said.