20 Dec 2016

Heavy rain continues to lash an already drenched Fiji

From , 4:04 pm on 20 December 2016

Heavy rain has continued to lash Fiji causing flooding and landslides, forcing more than a thousand people to seek shelter in evacuation centres.

A tropical depression - TD04F - which had lingered to the country's west since late last week appeared to be moving away, but on Monday it changed course to give already soaked areas a second hit.

Flooding and landslides has caused extensive damage to infrastructure and crops, particularly in the northern, central and parts of the western divisions.

The director of the National Disaster Management Office, Akapusi Tuifagalele, told Jamie Tahana it is still too early to ascertain the full extent of the damage, but assessment teams have been deployed across the country.

Flooding in Fiji dec 2016

About 1000 people from Muana village in fiji's Rewa River delta say they are running out of food and supplies after six days of heavy rain. Photo: Supplied / Bale Bulimaivale