They are expecting high tides tonight and the people of Macuata are bracing themselves for floods. As reported on the Fiji radio, many evacuation centres are being prepared to take people as needed. As usual the Qawa, Labasa, and Dreketi rivers are overflowing. In Viti Levu, particularly the Western side it has been a disaster, the worst floods since 1972 when Hurricane Bebe came through Fiji.
from the radio:
Two more centers for North
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Taken from / By: FBCL
Two more evacuation centres have been opened in the North bringing the total number of centres in the division to 19. Police spokesperson Atunaisa Sokomuri says two new evacuation centres are now open in Dreketi.
As of this afternoon the DISMAC office in the northern division, Dreketi has open two more evacuation centres that is the MPI training centre and the Dreketi Indian school in addition to the 17 that is already open.
Other evacuation centres that people can move into in the North, are: Holy Family Secondary, Labasa College, Labasa civic centre, Labasa Arya, Naqali Community hall, Nacula Community Hall, Labasa Muslim college, Bulileka College, Qawa Primary, Vunimoli Muslim, Korotari Indian, Vou Bhartiya, Guru Nanak Secondary, Wainikoro High, Labasa Sangam and Nakama Community Hall.
Weather forecast from Labasa from a website:
Labasa, Fiji 6 Day Weather Forecast
Issued: 17 pm Tue 13 Jan local time
Labasa 1 – 3 Day Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 234mm), heaviest during Tue night , Warm (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 27°C on Tue afternoon), Mainly strong winds
Summary (morning/afternoon each day) heavy rain heavy rain heavy rain rain shwrs heavy rain rain shwrs rain shwrs rain shwrs heavy rain
Max. Temp (C) 27 27 28 28 28 28 27 27 27