Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Flooding In Fiji

For the last week we have been experiencing a lot of rain over the Fiji Islands, then on Sunday, a tropical depression got closer to the group. bringing a lot more heaver rain.

From Monday, towns & villages began to flood, & by Tuesday, Nadi town & other towns near by were evacuated.

We were fortunate in Savusavu, flooding wasn't as bad.
We had our heaviest rain on Sunday & it eased off before high tide, so the water was able to recede a little before the tide was at it's highest. avoiding a lot more flooding.

Labasa wasn't as fortunate the town & settlements were flooded & there were slips, closing the Labasa/Savusavu highway.

Not a good start to the school year, schools on the western side of Viti Levu are still closed because of the flooding, but all schools in Savusavu are open.

Felt sorry for all the tourist holidaying in Fiji, it hasn't been pleasant for them, met a few in town looking at changing their flights, but flights had been cancelled because of the weather, so they just had to sit it out.

Adding a photo from my file. of a Sun rise, just to remind me what the Sun looks like!

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