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Coastal communities in Fiji affected by ocean flooding

Wednesday 15 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Regional

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Coastal communities in Fiji affected by ocean flooding
Photo: RNZ

The national disaster management office in Fiji is urging coastal communities to continue to exercise caution today after recent ocean flooding events.

Its director Vasiti Soko said the coastal inundation experienced on Wednesday was caused by a low depression to the far south of Fiji, which is slowly moving eastwards, coinciding with seasonal king tides.

Fiji's national disaster management office director Vasiti Soko (left) speaks at a press conference ahead of the arrival of super Cyclone Yasa in Fiji's capital city of Suva on December 16, 2020.
Vasiti Soko Photo: AFP

Ms Soko said initial reports indicate the flooding has so far caused only minimal damage but she is urging communities in affected areas to remain vigilant as authorities continue to monitor the situation today.

"Coastal inundation warnings issued for Viti Levu, from Natadola through to the Coral Coast to Pacific Harbour. The southern coastal areas of Mamanuca Group. Beqa, Kadavu, Vatulele, Moala Group. Southern Lomaiviti and the southern and central Lau Group," she said.

Local communities in Fiji are urged to check local media for the latest warnings on this extreme weather event. For those with internet access you can access the latest warnings at met.gov.fj