30 Jan 2014

Evacuation centres open in Fiji amid flood alert

12:26 pm on 30 January 2014

People in Nadi are being urged to remain on alert because of heavy rain.

A flood alert is in force for the low lying areas of Nadi town and downstream of Votualevu.

All schools in the Western Division are closed and evacuation centres have been opened including at St Andrew Primary School, Nadi College and Nadi Muslim College.

An active trough of low pressure remains over Fiji and another trough to the west of the country is gradually moving towards the group.