Monday, January 12, 2009

Rain, Rain and More Rain

Wheres all this rain coming from?

 

Its raining like you wouldn't believe.

 
Seven people have now died in flooding.

Thousands more have been forced to flee their homes and are taking shelter in evacuation centres and with family.

The Government has declared a State of Emergency as the flood takes a massive toll on Fijis economy.

Looting as seen in the past did not eventuate as curfews were declared in three towns, including Nadi.

Sigatoka River burst its banks and flooded the town centre for perhaps the first time since Cyclone Kina.

Flights out of Nadi and Nausori have been cancelled and hundreds of tourists are stranded in their hotels.

Just where is all this water coming from?

Inadequate maintenance of drainage, large scale felling of trees may be contributing factors, but at the end of the day, there has been so much rain, some flooding was inevitable.

As if it wasn't enough already, another tropical depression was forecast to be heading towards Fiji, potentially bringing more torrential downpours.

Take care and keep dry folks.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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b luis grey said...

Where's all the water coming from? The last I remember Fiji is surrounded by the Pacific.
Hope the rain stops and people can return to their lives.