December 8th, 2000ate
Heavy flooding in Ba and Tavua yesterday
(07/12/00) brought almost all activities to a standstill.
Numerous roads and bridges were closed
to traffic and villagers sought sanctuary in various evacuation centers.
Acting Divisional Officer for Tavua,
Ram Chandra, said that about 60 men, women and children from Nabuna Village
had fled to the Tavua District School.
"A major portion of the village
is under water and people don't want to take risks which could spell disaster,"
Mr Chandra said.
In Ba, part of the town's main trading