21st October 02:25 AM
Officers sent to assist those in need of evacuation from flash flooded areas in Central Division
By Dhanjay Deo
Monday 07/10/2019

The Police Special Response Unit has evacuated five families from their houses at Veiraisi Settlement near Qarase Road in Nadera.

21 people are now taking shelter at the Nadera Methodist Church.

We have received reports that floodwaters from a creek have entered some houses at Veiraisi settlement near Qarase Road in Nadera.

Some police officers crossed the flooded area and removed an elderly couple from their house from this settlement and have taken them to Nadera Methodist Church.

Part of the road leading to Veiraisi settlement in Nadera is flooded and access to hundreds of people has been cut off.

Fiji Roads Authority's CEO, Jonathan Moore says this area is prone to flooding as it is reclaimed land.

He is urging people to take necessary precautions.

Meanwhile, the FRA says persistent rainfall has resulted in an increase in the number of potholes in some places around the country, particularly in the Central Division.

The FRA says its contractor is working hard to resolve the situation but this is likely to take a few days, subject to weather conditions.

Vuci South Road is closed to all light vehicles due to flooding while Namara Road in Tailevu is closed due to flooding.

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