Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Ordinary People of Fiji suffers yet again but this time from Natural Disaster.


News from Fiji states further floods are expected as per the Fiji Met office.
Police are warning families to ensure their chidlren are kept away from danger areas as there has been two teenage deaths already.

Nadi, Ba and Sigatoka are the worst affected towns on Viti Levu Island and the North part of Fiji. Superintendent Erami Raibe more than 6000 people have already been evacuated - and will remain in evacuation centres until the worst is over. 8 people are reported dead & few are missing.

A recent text message from a close contact in flooded stricken Nadi says, shopping for them can only be done in Martintar & Namaka as all the town areas are under water. Those with trucks or lorries are lucky as they can get through but for others its a wait & see until the flood water level resides.

As noted by Radio NZ , ...."the Red Cross intends to try to deliver a truck load of supplies on Tuesday to about 1000 people in a remote part of Viti Levu Island.
A 3-tonne truck loaded with dry clothing, shelter and first aid is to go into the Wainibuka River area. Disaster manager, Vuli Gauna, says the Red Cross has not been able to get to this particular northern are because the roads have been washed out. But he says a team will set out on Tuesday morning despite a forecast of more bad weather.

Luvei Viti (Children fo Fiji) Community group is closely monitoring the situation & will be letting the Fiji Community in Aotearoa of what the proposed plans of actions after consultation with Save the Children New Zealand.

Do watch this Space.

The Luvei Viti Core Team

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