- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Torrential rains caused by Tropical Depression TD17F caused widespread flooding on 30 March 2012 in particularly the Western Division of Fiji. The floods killed four people and temporarily displaced 15,000 people, causing damages to infrastructure, schools, homes, businesses and agriculture. With power and electricity disrupted for days, at least 150,000 people were affected. A State of Natural Disaster was declared for parts of the west of Fiji.
- National disaster management authorities are scaling down operational response whilst continuing with food ration distributions
- Damage bill now estimated at FJD 80 million, including FJD 30 million for sugar industry in Western division
- Key outstanding needs are monitoring of nutritional status of affected populations, providing diagnostic resources to health centres, and strengthening disease surveillance systems
The National disaster management authorities are scaling down operations whilst continuing to oversee the widespread …
Flood waters have receded in all previously affected areas and the majority of evacuees have returned to their homes. The most recent NDMO figures list 945 evacuees remaining in 20 centres in the Western Division, 379 evacuees in 7 centres in Central Division, and all evacuation centres being closed in Northern Division (total 1,324). The death toll remains at 11, and one person is still missing.
Whilst more rain is predicted for the next two days no recurrence of flooding is anticipated in the short term.
The relief effort is shifting in emphasis from …