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Labasa, Business, Back To Normal

  Business in the town of Labasa was operating as normal yesterday after the floodings over the weekend. Labasa Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Satish Kumar said none of
19 Apr 2016 10:00
Labasa, Business, Back To Normal
Sereima Disika (right) with Clara Bou of Nailawa Settlement in Labasa happy to receive sunshine which helped dry their clothes yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

 

Business in the town of Labasa was operating as normal yesterday after the floodings over the weekend.

Labasa Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Satish Kumar said none of the shops and business houses in Labasa Town were flooded.

“All shops were spared from the surrounding flash floods which happened on Sunday morning,” Mr Kumar said.

“I have checked with numerous shop owners and none of the shops were flooded with water.”

“The business operators however, on Saturday afternoon took necessary precautions by securing their properties and items on shelves after the weather warning on depression was alerted.

Meanwhile, the Friendly North Inn Hotel in Labasa from Sunday midday was operating as normal after bouncing back from the  recent flooding in the northern division.

This was confirmed by the hotel manager Krishneel Ram yesterday.

“We would like to advise guests who did their booking that we are open for business and recovered from the flooding situation,” Mr Ram said.

Also, the residents of Nailawa Settlement in Labasa are gradually recovering from the losses incurred by the flooding on Sunday.

Vegetable farmer Sajmeet Chand, 37, said he was shocked to see his eight acre vegetable farm under water which sustained damages worth about $3000.

“The water from the nearby river entered my house and I had to put all my household items on drums and cement blocks.”

Meanwhile, residents of Natua Housing in Seaqaqa whose houses were submerged in water have managed to clean up and returned to their houses late Sunday night.

Meanwhile, there has been no report of drowning and accident on roads in the weekend during the tropical depression and flooding in Vanua Levu.

This was confirmed by the Northern Divisional Police Commander Senior Superintendent of Police Shri Bhawan Singh yesterday.

“All police officers at various police stations were on the ground making sure that people were safe,” SSP Singh said.

“Labasa Town was safe as police officers effectively conducted patrol.” Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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