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20 Dec 2016 description

PDC is closely monitoring the ongoing heavy rainfall and flooding situation in Fiji. Attached is a PDC Situational Awareness product depicting estimated Rainfall Accumulation for the past 3 days, which is also available as a layer in DisasterAWARE.

If you would like to view this layer in real time in DisasterAWARE, please access the Hazard event through the link below and search “TRMM” in the “Layers” palette. Additional products will be issued as necessary for this event.

20 Dec 2016 description

Worst-hit areas in western Fiji are still recovering from February's devastating Cyclone Winston

SYDNEY, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Thousands of Fijians sheltered in evacuation centres and tents on Tuesday as heavy rain and floods cut roads, covered sugarcane fields and caused landslides, said the South Pacific nation's disaster office.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

20 Dec 2016 description

Tropical Cyclone Warning Number 20 issued 2017 UTC Monday 19 December 2016

The forecast path shown above is the Nadi's best estimate of the cyclone's future movement and intensity. There is always some uncertainty associated with tropical cyclone forecasting and the grey zone indicates the range of likely tracks.

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The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

20 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

10am Tuesday 20th December 2016

The Tropical Depression (TD04F) moved rapidly between Yasawa-I-rara and Viwa Island and passed very close to Nadi at around 5pm and was located west of Suva at 6pm yesterday evening. It moved faster than anticipated with a speed of about 15km/kr.

20 Dec 2016 description

About 1000 villagers stranded on their island in Fiji's Rewa River delta say they are running out of food after six days of constant rain and rising floodwaters.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

19 Dec 2016 description

MYANMAR

Local humanitarian organizations estimate up to 15,000 people may have been displaced into China since 20 November, as a result of fighting between armed ethnic groups and the Myanmar Military. A further 2,400 people from northern Shan have been displaced within Myanmar. Needs in Myanmar are mostly being met by local community based organizations with some support from INGOs.

19 Dec 2016 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam has stepped in to assist with relief efforts in Koro, Ra and Tailevu today after flooding hit the already vulnerable regions on Friday.

Oxfam in Fiji country director Jovesa Saladoka said an initial 300 hygiene packs are being distributed to families. Experts have also been dispatched to carry out water, sanitation and gender protection assessments in coordination with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO).

"We are working very closely with the NDMO to ensure a coordinated and streamlined process."

19 Dec 2016 description

Days of torrential rain have caused severe flooding in parts of Fiji as towns lie underwater, and flood warnings remain in place across much of the country's main island of Viti Levu.

After the first tropical depression of the cyclone season, emergency authorities have moved people to evacuation centres on higher ground after many major roads were blocked by water or landslides and water levels continued to rise.

19 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Situation Report No: 10 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from 2400-0800 hours Monday, 19/12/2016

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST 8 HOURS

  • Highlights reflected in this sitrep is a continuation of the highlights from the previous sitrep (no. 9) with an addition of a few.

  • A flood warning remains in force for low lying areas in most of the Central Division  Flood waters at Rewa River has receded

19 Dec 2016 description

Foreword

Hunger is not inevitable As 2016 comes to an end, almost 130-million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Throughout the year, natural hazards, conflict and protracted crises have placed a particularly heavy burden on the poor, who are often extremely vulnerable to shocks. Across 22-affected areas, 70-million people are currently in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Phase 3 or above.

19 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

4pm Monday 19th December 2016

Tropical Depression (TD04F) was located near 17.0 degrees South latitude and 177.1 degree East longitude or about 30km Northeast of Viwa and about 90km North-northwest of Nadi at 1pm today. TD04F has picked up speed and now moving to southeast towards Mamanuca Group at about 10km/hr. It has low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

On the projected path, the centre of TD04F is expected to pass over Viti Levu within next 6 to 12 hours and be close to Kadavu by midday tomorrow.

18 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

11am Sunday 18th December 2016

The Tropical Depression (TD04F) lies to the far west of Fiji and it was located near 16.6 degrees South latitude and 174.6 degrees East longitude or about 330km West-northwest of Nadi at 10am this morning. It remains slow moving and expected to gradually move southwest further away from Fiji.

On the projected path, the centre of the system is expected to remain over open waters and no longer poses direct threat to Fiji. However, the associated cloud and rain affects the country.

18 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

This Situation Report No: 9 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from 16:00 - 24:00 hours on Sunday, 18/12/2016.

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST 8 HOURS

  • A Flood Warning remains in force in low lying areas in Central Division

  • Queens Rd is open to motorist except for some place where traffic is directed to a single lane.

  • Kings Road - Korovou Town and the Wailotua Flats is closed due to flooding.

17 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

This Situation Report No: 4 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from 00:00 Friday 16/12/16-08:00 hours on Saturday, 17/12/2016.

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST 8 HOURS

  • Nacocolevu to Korolevu corridor power supply has been fully restored

  • Nasatogo Irish Crossing and Varialobo crossing in the highland of Navosa are closed to all traffics

  • Lau and Nausori Road in Ra are opened to all vehicles

  • 1 Evacuation Centre has been activated-Toko Primary School,
    Tavua.

17 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Situation Report No: 5 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from 08:00 - 16:00 hours on Saturday, 17th December, 2016.

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vaturu Dam Water Catchment level is one metre from overflowing. WAF (Western Division) are attending to it & will need to open release valve to reverse pressure & access water.

  • Sasawira Farm Road in Nakasi remains closed. FRA aims to open access with temporarily culverts. (Subject to weather conditions)

17 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Situation Report No: 7 issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and cover the period from - 00:00-0800 hours on Sunday, 18/12/2016

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST 8 HOURS

  • The Kings Road is closed as of 0234hrs due to landslip at Naveiveiwali slope and the also the Naqia bridge is under water.

  • Special Weather Bulletin No 27 reports of Water Levels at Major Station in Viti Levu (Wailotua, Rakiraki, Waimanu, Nayavu, Navolau, Vatukacevaceva, Rewa Bridge and Nabukaluka) are above the Warning Level.

17 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

1.0 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST 8 HOURS

  • Major landslide at Dreketi Village Qamea

  • Relocation of Nausori Health Centre to Vunivivi

  • Public are frequently advised to take heed of heavy rain and strong wind warning for the Northern Division as of today

  • Rain has subsided in many areas of the Central Division.Flash flooding and landslides are increasing as a result

  • Evacuation Centres are increasing due to the massive flash floods in Tailevu North