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Poor Drainage Major Cause Of Flooding’ At Rampur Settlement

  Residence of Rampur Settlement in Navua stayed indoors and watched as flood waters rose yesterday. Resident Sami Veleko said: “We have been experiencing heavy rainfall from last night (Thursday
17 Dec 2016 12:02
Poor Drainage Major Cause Of Flooding’ At Rampur Settlement
Semi Veleko 29 of Rampur Road, Navua shows the situation in his area following continuous rain and poor drainage in the area yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

Residence of Rampur Settlement in Navua stayed indoors and watched as flood waters rose yesterday.

Resident Sami Veleko said: “We have been experiencing heavy rainfall from last night (Thursday night).

“Our area gets flooded when there is heavy rainfall.

“The major cause of flooding in our settlement is the drainage problem,” he said.

Mr Veleko said there were about 40 households in the settlement.

When the Fiji Sun reached the settlement the water level was knee-high and still rising because the tide was coming in.

“The water might not reach inside our homes, but if worse comes to worse, we will move to the nearest evacuation centre, which is Rampur Primary School,” Mr Veleko said.

Meanwhile, there were no evacuees at the Rampur Primary School and Rampur College.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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