12 Jan 2009

Flood victims without power and water

11:40 am on 12 January 2009

Dozens of flood-stricken victims in Fiji are waiting out the deluge with limited drinking water and, in many cases, no power.

It's believed at least 7 people have died as a result of the flooding.

700 have been evacuated from their homes.

Jack Raniga, a businessman, is stranded in his Nadi home, without power and little drinkable water .

He says Nadi has borne the brunt of the floods.

"It will take quite a bit of time for things to come back to normalcy. Particularly the roads have been pretty badly damaged. The bridges are damaged, the houses have been damaged because there was a cyclone as well as the heavy rainfall too."