Flooding makes life difficult for Fiji

There's still a heavy rain warning across Fiji (Fiji Government / Facebook)
There's still a heavy rain warning across Fiji (Fiji Government / Facebook)

Police are working throughout Fiji's commercial capital, Nadi, to help the public out of flooded areas after the town's river burst its banks.

Heavy rain has hit parts of Nadi, with the Education Ministry closing schools and the government urging people to restrict their movements in the affected areas.

For safety reasons, Fijian police will restrict unnecessary travel throughout the area and the government is urging families living in flood-prone areas to head to their nearest evacuation centre while it is still light.

Flooding makes life difficult for Fiji

 

(Fiji Government / Facebook)

Schools between Nadi and Rakiraki have closed because of the rains and the Education Ministry is monitoring others around the country in case they too need to shut, the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reports.

The schools already shut will remain closed until further notice, and Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy says it's important for parents and guardians to look after their children.

Flooding makes life difficult for Fiji

(Fiji Government / Facebook)

"We want parents to keep a close eye on children -- they make impulsive decisions sometimes. We want parents to ensure that children don't play in drains, which can get flooded. This has happened in the past," he says.

 

A heavy rain warning remains in force across the country, with the forecasters predicting localised heavy rain could lead to severe flooding in low-lying areas and along major rivers.

Newshub.