Flooding in Fiji

Flooding in Fiji
Flooding in Fiji
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Heavy rains that have hit Fiji since April 27, 2020 have caused massive flooding and landslides in areas still affected by Tropical Cyclone Harold.

The country's natural disaster management office (NDMO) issued warnings on April 29 urging residents to evacuate amid deteriorating conditions caused by severe weather.

Warnings have been issued, especially along rivers in the Central Region. Roads from Nabukaluca-Delailasacau to the intersection with Waisomo were closed; from Vatulili to the intersection with Vaidradra; from Navulokani - to the intersection with Vaivatu and Vaisa; and from Sawu to Muaneveni Flats near Shat Nkatan Primary School.

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Strong winds and sea storm warning remain in place for South Lau, South Koro. Flood warnings apply to Vaidina, Vainibuki, Vainimala River, Nabutini plains to Navua, low-lying areas between Veisari and Lamy Town, and low-lying flood-prone areas between Suva and Nausori.

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Nausori recorded more than 200 mm - almost reaching the average rainfall in the city for the month of April, which is 363 mm. NDMO reported major flooding in some areas.

Floods and landslides have blocked roads in parts of Navua and the capital Suva. The Fiji Highway Administration has recommended that people avoid crossing flooded roads and bridges.

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The rains were caused by a slowly moving low pressure trench, Fiji's meteorological service said. Director Misaeli Funaki added that the rains are expected to continue in the eastern and inner parts of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu and Taveuni and the neighboring islands of Lau and Lomaiviti Group, Kadavu, Vatulele and Beka.

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