6 Feb 2017

Fiji on flood alert

5:03 pm on 6 February 2017

A flood alert is now in force in Fiji for low lying areas and small streams adjacent to major rivers.

Flooding in Fiji's west, 15 December 2016.

Flooding in Fiji's west, 15 December 2016. Photo: Supplied

A heavy rain warning remains in force for the whole of the Fiji group as a tropical depression has formed southwest of Ono-i-Lau.

Forecasters expect this system to remain for the next couple of days as it is moving very slowly.

The National Disaster Management Office is advising the general public to practice caution and to restrict movement in flood affected areas as water levels rise in major rivers around the country

As a result of the heavy rain all roads to Rakiraki are closed.

The town was badly hit by flooding in December when a tropical depression caused disruptions across much of Fiji.

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