8 Oct 2019

Families evacuated due to heavy rain in Fiji

12:49 pm on 8 October 2019

At least 20 people are sheltering in evacuation centres in Fiji as heavy rains move across the country, authorities say.

Surface flooding in Lami, Fiji.

Surface flooding in Lami, Fiji. Photo: Twitter: Fiji Roads Authority / Miliana N Veitayaki

Fiji's National Disaster Management Office said three households in Veriaisi, which is between Suva and Nausori on the east of Viti Levu, were evacuated last night as a precaution.

Some low-lying roads have also been closed because of flooding.

A heavy rain warning is in force for much of the country.