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Move To Higher Grounds, Says Sitiveni Tavaga

Divisional Planning Officer West gives warning to people of Rakiraki and Tavua   Residents of Rakiraki and Tavua are requested to move to higher grounds if water levels continue to
20 Dec 2016 11:00
Move To Higher Grounds, Says Sitiveni Tavaga
Rakiraki Town flooded at 6pm on Saturday. Photo: Shalveer Aujla

Divisional Planning Officer West gives warning to people of Rakiraki and Tavua

 

Residents of Rakiraki and Tavua are requested to move to higher grounds if water levels continue to rise.

The request was made by the Divisional Planning Officer West, Sitiveni Tavaga yesterday.

Mr Tavaga said this was because there had been cases of water starting to enter a few houses as a result of the heavy downpour.

He said evacuation centres at the Rakiraki Muslim Primary School and Penang Sangam School were open and residents would move in should water level rises.

Mr Tavaga said residents living close to the Nasivi River may be expected to move.

He said there were more than 10 bridges underwater and people need to be careful while making their way around.

He said their main priority was ensuring people’s safety.

Mr Tavaga also said, in the Yasawas, at around 9am yesterday, the villages of Yasawa-i-rara, Bukama and Teci were partially under water.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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