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Fijians Stranded In NSW Floods

“For the past two weeks it has been non-stop rain and even some roads have been closed because of land slide,” Mr Rokosuka said.
24 Mar 2021 11:52
Fijians Stranded In NSW Floods

Fijians living in New South Wales are among the population of Australians facing the worst flooding ever experienced in 100 years in the country.

Coffs Harbour resident Timoci Rokosuka said they have had continuous rain.

“For the past two weeks it has been non-stop rain and even some roads have been closed because of land slide,” Mr Rokosuka said.

“There are two Fijians in this town and we call each other to keep each other updated.

“We have been advised to take care and that there was a low temperature from 4pm today and we have also been advised that the low temperature is from the highlands and coming towards the town.

“We are safe so far and we hope that it ends soon.”

Another resident in Paramatta City, Lai Momo, said roads had been quite dangerous because the heavy downpour caused slippery roads for drivers.

“It has been raining non-stop for over a week now and just last week my car went spinning when turning on a bend,” he said.

“I have tried going to the Blue Mountains for work meetings, but unfortunately, the weather is just too unfavourable to be making travelling plans.”

Mr Momo said the residents living in Western Sydney communities including Penrith were facing far worse than those near to the city.

“The weather bureau foretold that these flooding will be New South Wales worst experience since 1961 and my prayers are with those living in those affected areas,” Mr Momo said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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