All flood warnings will remain in full effect as two tropical depressions make landfall in Fiji from this evening.
The Nadi Weather Office has advised that two tropical depressions (TD16F and TD14F) are expected to bring strong winds and heavy rainfall to the Central, Western and Northern Divisions beginning this afternoon and lasting until Thursday morning. TD16F is more predominant and is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24-48 hours.
The Ministry of National Disaster Management is urging all members of the public to begin making safety preparations and refrain from any unnecessary movement.
"Families living in flood-prone areas need to move to the nearest evacuation centre immediately. Farmers and business houses should move their livestock to higher ground and secure their property. All families should make sure they have essential supplies available such as water, batteries and first aid materials and all Fijians should limit their movement and remain indoors," said the Permanent Secretary for National Disaster Management, Mr Meleti Bainimarama.
Civil servants living in flood-prone areas have been released to secure their homes. All essential personnel will be released at the discretion of the Permanent Secretaries.