Fiji on Alert: Flash Flood Warning for Viti Levu and Vanua Levu Continues, Heavy Rain Warning Issued Nationwide

Flash Flood Alerts Continue for Viti Levu and Vanua Levu as Heavy Rainfall Plagues the Entirety of Fiji

Fiji Meteorological Service prolongs its flash flood warning for both Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, the country’s principal islands. Meanwhile, concerns rise as a heavy rain warning covers the entire archipelago.

Updated Warnings Issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service

The Fiji Meteorological Service has a continual caution for flash floods for the inhabitants of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. This warning comes due to the recent surge of heavy rainfalls that could potentially lead to rapid flooding.

Naveivalu Creek Flood Alert

Naveivalu Creek in Ba caught attention as it reached critical water levels. Residents are urged to be vigilant as water continues to rise due to ongoing heavy rain.

Heavy Rain Warning for the Whole of Fiji

In addition to the flash flood warning, the entirety of Fiji is presently subject to a heavy rain warning. The current conditions are attributed to the presence of an active trough of low-pressure system, which is slowly moving over the Fiji group. The Met service cited that the system is associated with cloud and rain.

Dila River and Qawa River Warning

Correspondingly, an alert signifies the high water levels at both Dila River in Bua and Qawa River in Labasa. Again, local residents are advised to remain vigilant for their safety.

Citizen Precautions Advised

Due to the weather conditions, the National Disaster Management Office advises the public to take necessary precautions and ensure that they keep a close watch on weather bulletins for their safety. The residents are also urged to monitor the water level of rivers and streams and avoid crossing flooded areas or walking through moving water.

While the entire nation is grappling with the heavy rain and potential flash floods, public safety remains a priority. It is essential for the people of Fiji to heed the advice of the authorities and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this testing time.


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