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Flash Flooding Leave Urata Residents Stranded

Heavy rain caused flash flooding at Urata, Labasa at around 4 pm today. When a Fiji Sun arrived at the scene two hour later, bus passengers and residents were stranded, unable
15 Jan 2019 18:28
Flash Flooding Leave Urata Residents Stranded
Dhiraj Lal says that flash flooding is an ongoing problem.

Heavy rain caused flash flooding at Urata, Labasa at around 4 pm today.

When a Fiji Sun arrived at the scene two hour later, bus passengers and residents were stranded, unable to reach their homes.

Dhiraj Lal runs  a diary shop in Urata. He said this has been ongoing for so many years.

Vijendra Niwash, 49, a Urata resident said this has been an on going issue especially when it rains heavily.

“We just have to wait at a house nearby and when the water recedes then we go back home.”

Shivan Kumar, a bus driver of Dalip Chand and Son Limited said he has no choice but to wait for the crossing to be cleared so that he can take the bus home.

Low tide is at 7.42pm. Water is expected to recede by then.

 

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