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Tavua And Rakiraki Focus On Clearing Town Area For Operation

“As for the town boundary all roads are open, but for rural areas, some are still closed like some bridges are still under the water, now and then it rains and floods are still forming.”
02 Feb 2021 13:51
Tavua And Rakiraki Focus On Clearing Town Area For Operation
National Fire Authority officers clean up the area infront of the Rakiraki market.

Acting Divisional officer Tavua Shareen Lata said fallen trees have been cleared out to ensure roads were open to facilitate the movement of people wanting to visit the town area to buy basic items

“It is open for the light vehicles because of fallen trees and damaged bridges, but we managed to clear the fallen trees on Sunday, but the message has been sent to FRA (Fiji Roads Authority),” she said.

“Balata Road is not in good condition and its possibly the same for all rural roads because of the heavy downpour of water, the roads were damaged.”

She said while the weather had improved slightly, the main focus was to clean up the main business areas in town.

“It’s not raining, but Tavua Town has already been cleaned yesterday (Sunday), but the evacuation centres haven’t been cleared yet because currently, we can’t ask the evacuees to move out now because we don’t know the current weather situation,” she said.

“If the weather is fine then we might go and visit the villages and clean them then move them back by tomorrow (today), but we can’t force them to move today.”

The Rakiraki Town Council chief executive officer Sailosi Sawana said the National Fire Authority were assisting in clearing up any debris or rubbish brought into the town by floodwaters.

“We’ve cleaned the town area, the market there’s only 20 vendors out of the more than 100 and some shops are still closed, but the supermarkets are open and the council workers are doing the general clean-up, for the drains and chambers and clearing the debris,” he said.

“As for the town boundary all roads are open, but for rural areas, some are still closed like some bridges are still under the water, now and then it rains  and floods are still forming.”

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