TC Keni: Water level continues to rise in Labasa River

The Labasa River continues to rise and DPO North Uraia Rainima has asked everyone in low-lying areas to move to evacuation centres. Picture LUISA QIOLEVU

The Labasa River continues to rise and DPO North Uraia Rainima has asked everyone in low-lying areas to move to evacuation centres. Picture LUISA QIOLEVU

Update: 3:05PM WATER level in the Labasa River has continued to rise with no changes since 8am today.

Divisional Planning officer North Uraia Rainima said the increased water level was a result of continuous heavy rain in the highlands of Labasa.

“We didn’t have any high tide this morning but the water level in the Labasa River was high and we hope people will move now to evacuation centres,” he said.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and our teams are already out in flood-prone areas to assist people.”

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