Fiji Starts Flood Cleanup; 'No Major Damage' In Nadi Town

Flood advisors remain in Samoa as low pressure trough moves over country

By Shayal Devi

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Feb. 10, 2017) – Flood stricken towns across the Western Division are back in business after organising major clean-ups yesterday.

Nadi Town Council special administrator Robin Ali said there was no major damage during flooding this week.

Ba Town Council chief executive officer Dip Narayan said they had enlisted the assistance of the National Fire Authority (NFA) for the cleaning process.

[PIR editor's note: On Feb. 10, 2017 Samoa Observer reported that 'A flood advisory remains for Samoa and members of the public – especially residents of low-lying areas – are warned to be prepared. ... The warning comes as trough of low pressure north of Samoa responsible for the heavy downpours during the past few days moves over the country.']

"We started with the market, shopping complex and bus stand and we did this with the help of personnel from NFA in Ba and Tavua along with council workers," he said.

"Businesses that weren't affected already started operating."

Tavua Town Council chief executive officer Vinesh Naidu said businesses were not affected by floodwaters.

"We have cleaned up and there is no damage to Tavua Town," he said.

Lautoka City Council chief executive officer Jone Nakauvadra said businesses in the Sugar City were not impacted by flooding.

Sigatoka Town Council chief executive officer Tulsi Ram said the town was spared from flooding despite heavy rain.

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