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TC Josie moving away from Fiji Group, flood warning remains for parts of Fiji

TC Josie moving away from Fiji Group, flood warning remains for parts of Fiji

By Lena Reece, Naveel Krishant and Apenisa Waqairadov
Monday 02/04/2018
Tropical Cyclone Josie Threat Track Map as of 4:39am Monday 02 April 2018 [met.gov.fj]

Tropical Cyclone Josie is continuing to move away from the Fiji group but a heavy rain and flood alert remain in force many areas in Viti Levu especially the Western Division.

There is a heavy rain warning in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands.


TC Josie Threat Track Map as of 4:30am Monday 02 April 2018

The centre of Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Josie was located 180 kilometres south-southwest of Kadavu earlier this morning

A strong wind warning is in force for Kadavu, Matuku and Ono-i-Lau. These expected strong winds will be indirect effects from the cyclone and it will be able to bring down some temporary or loose shelters and also damage crops.

The cyclone does not have a direct threat on Fiji based on its projected track but people living in Kadavu, Matuku and Ono-i-Lau should expect some strong winds.

The Nadi Weather Office says on this track, the Cyclone Centre is expected to be located about 270 kilometres South of Kadavu at 9pm.

The cyclone is moving southeast at about 8 kilometres per hour.

A flood alert remains in force for Navua Town, low lying areas near the Rewa River, Vatukacevaceva to Rakiraki Town, Sigatoka Town, Ba Town and Votualevu to the Nadi river. 

SITUATION REPORT

Roads

Queens Road is now open to traffic.

Kings Road is closed at Ba Town in Wailailai Flats.

In Koronivia, residents say second crossing along Koronivia Road is flooded and can only be accessed by heavy goods vehicles.

Please note that there is a lot of debris on roads that were flooded.


Ba:

A landslide has cut off access to hundreds of people living in Talaiya in Ba.

Flood waters parts of Ba Town have receded and the District Officer Ba has confirmed that Ba Town is now open.

Police have confirmed that Wailailai flats and Yalalevu are also affected by flood waters however water levels are receding.

 

Nadi:

The Nadi backroad is still flooded.

Police have confirmed that the Nadi bus stand and parts of Nadi Town is still flooded.

Stay with us for the latest update on the weather.

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