Cyclone Josie: Four dead, one missing in Fiji after driving wind, rain

Four people in Fiji have died and one is still missing after being washed away by the flood waters of Tropical Cyclone Josie.

The popular tourist town of Nadi is underwater after heavy rain and strong winds hit on Sunday night.

Among those in the flooded town are an Auckland couple who landed in Nadi ahead of their wedding, and were driven in a bus through floodwaters so high that it needed to be towed.

The water seeped into the bus - with the bride fearing for the fate of her wedding dress - but locals came to the rescue to get them to safety.

Groom-to-be Glenn Newman told Newshub the bus was so deep in water that it started to float, but luckily the wedding dress was kept dry for the ceremony on Friday.

Mr Newman said one of the people who came to the couple's rescue in the bus had lost his home to the floodwaters.

He said the people of Fiji had been "amazing", and one of the police officers who helped the couple has been invited to their wedding.

While Tropical Cyclone Josie didn't make landfall, it brought tropical gale force winds gusting up to 100kms per hour to Fiji and heavy rain.