Fiji disaster office monitoring weather ahead of Super Rugby clash as rain continues

Schools in Fiji’s Viti Levu remain closed on Friday and the disaster management office says it is monitoring the situation ahead of a Super Rugby Pacific and Super W double-header this weekend.

A heavy rain warning remains in force for the whole Fiji group and cloud and rain is expected to continue to affect the country for the next few days.

A flash flood warning is in force for parts of Vanua Levu and Viti Levu, but a flood alert for near major Viti Levu rivers has been cancelled.

On Thursday night, the Ministry of Education also urged private schools to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of their students when making decisions about whether to hold classes today (Friday).

The Disaster Management Office is closely monitor weather ahead of Super Rugby games this weekend.

Director Vasiti Soko said she is waiting on guidance from Fiji weather office on whether fans can travel to the West to watch a Super Rugby Pacific and Super W double-header is supposed to be played in Lautoka.

The Fijian Drua and Fijiana Drua play against the men’s and women’s NSW Waratahs respectively.

Govt will assist – minister

Minister for Disaster Management Sakiasi Ditoka visited flood-affected areas in the Western division yesterday.

He spoke with those affected at the Naevuevu evacuation centre where he addressed issues on poor drainage.

He assured them the government will do its best to address issues raised by them.

According to the news on Radio New Zealand

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