30 Jan 2014

Fiji flood concerns ease

8:21 pm on 30 January 2014

Rain appears to have eased in Fiji's west after posing a major threat for Nadi and other towns.

Authorities had earlier declared a 12-hour curfew to apply from this evening, because of the fear of flooding.

Evacuation centres were opened in some areas and at least one was evacuated.

The head of the Nadi Basin Catchment Committee, Bryan Watson, says the rain there has eased and with the passing of high tide the threat of flooding from the Nadi River has receded.

The Fiji Met Service says while the rain in the Western Division has dropped away, they are forecasting it will continue in other parts of the country until the morning.