7 of 10 SINKING and S American Rolls; 4 dead, hundreds displaced in Fiji floods in some of the WORST flooding the country has seen in decades! Ecuador: Floods leave 30 dead!

Fiji

Nadi town

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Fiji:

/ 4 dead, hundreds displaced in Fiji floods. /

/ At least four people have died in some of the worst flooding the country has seen in decades. /

/ Nadi, Datt said this flood is the worst so far after 40-50 farm houses including sugarcane farms were underwater and damaged by the swift currents.

Ba, Meanwhile Advisory Councillor Moto, Arun Sharma says around 30% of 130,000 tonnes of cane in the Moto and Naloko areas are damaged due to the flood waters and strong winds.

Nausori, A resident Roneel Narayan said this flood is the worst compared to the previous floods he has experienced. /

Indonesia SINKING:

/ The rain which flushed the City Edge for four hours, from 10:00 pm until 14:00 pm, Sunday (1/4) yesterday, making a number of flooded areas. Even the floods in the intersection of four Jalan KH Wahid Hasyim - AW Way Sjahranie, Village North Sempaja, District of North Samarinda, reaches a height of one meter. /

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Ecuador:

/ Floods leave 30 dead in Ecuador and thousands evacuated. Heavy rains have left Ecuador suffered 30 dead, 84,000 evacuated people affected and 4,700 so far this year, according to a report released today by the National Risk Management (Civil Defense) . /

Peru:

Iquitos, Loreto, Perú

/ Iquitos is still affected by flooding. Senamhi forecast for the whole month of April the Amazon river waters continue to rise. This aerial view shows how iquiteños are being affected Source /


7 of 10 SINKING

Fiji:

4 dead, hundreds displaced in Fiji floods

(CNN) -- Severe flooding in the Pacific island nation of Fiji has killed four people and left 800 people seeking shelter in evacuation centers, a government official said Monday.

Tropical Cyclone Daphne has lashed Fiji's largest and most populous island, Viti Levu, with strong winds and heavy rain.

The Fiji Meteorological Service said Monday that it was maintaining its severe flood warning for "all major rivers, streams and low lying areas" on the island.

Sharon Smith Johns, the Fiji government's information secretary, said she was touring the affected areas with the prime minister, Voreqe Bainimarama. She said some people had started to try to move back to their homes.

The extreme weather has disrupted both internal and external travel. Authorities on Sunday suspended inbound flights to Nadi International Airport because nearby roads were flooded. The suspension was lifted Monday but remained subject to review.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advised its country's citizens planning to fly into the airport "to reconsider their need to travel."

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/02/world/asia/fiji-floods/

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Flood-damaged Fiji likened to warzone

People in flood-ravaged Fiji have begun returning home after spending several days in evacuation centres.

At least four people have died in some of the worst flooding the country has seen in decades.

But the worst may not be over, with more heavy rain predicted tomorrow after a tropical cyclone formed this afternoon.

Tafazul Gani, a correspondent for a Fijian magazine, says many of the island's residents are struggling to cope.

"A lot of people are thinking 'what do we do next? How do we cope?' And having two floods in a matter of a couple of days, a lot of people they don't have basically anything," he said.

Mr Gani is in one of the worst affected areas of Nadi. He says flood damage there is extensive.

"Basically, if you look at the town, the town is totally decimated. It actually looks like a warzone," he said.

"There is not a single shop in the town which has not been affected. Some shops actually have nothing left, everything that was in the shop, the counter, the merchandise, everything got washed away."

But floodwaters have now begun to drop and the clean up has started.

Tourist flights into Nadi have resumed but power is still cut off in many areas.

Fiji government spokeswoman Sharon Johns says the extent of damage is still being assessed.

"It's quite extensive. In Nadi town, shops in Nadi town, the floodwaters went right through that," she said.

"The bridge hasn't been damaged but the infrastructure around the bridge, you can see, electricity's out, water's out. There is quite a lot of damage here."
Returning home

Over the past few days about 8,000 people sought refuge in evacuation centres.

Ms Johns says some have now started to return home.

"It hasn't rained up here at all in the last 12 hours, which is great. So people are actually starting to return to their homes," she said.

"I was just at an evacuation centre in Nadi where there was a four-day-old baby and her mother, and they were all doing very well.

"They're being well looked after that, rations are getting to them. We're ... organising water sterilisers for the children especially.

"So evacuation centres we would expect that to decrease slowly over the coming days."
New threat

After massive rainfall over the past 72 hours, Fijians are bracing for more rain after Tropical Cyclone Daphne formed on Monday afternoon.

Nadraki Weather Centre spokesman Neville Koop says some of the western parts of the country have copped up to 800 millimetres of rain.

He says there is a chance of further flooding.

"The $64 question is how much rain? And the answer to that lies in how long the rain band stays over Fiji," he said.

"At this stage, my best estimate is about 10 to 12 hours. And if we assume an average rain rate of about 15 millimetres an hour in this sort of system, we have around about 150 to 180 millimetres potential rainfall.

"So there's certainly the possibility that this rain may push the rivers back into flood situation later tomorrow."

Tourist flights into Fiji were stopped last night but most airlines have resumed all services.

Australia has offered $1 million in aid to Fiji for water sanitation, blankets and other supplies.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-02/fijians-return-to-flood-ravag...

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Situation update

In Lautoka

Police have recovered the body of a 31 year old man from Drasa Johnson Road in the last hour.

Permanent Secretary for Information, Sharon Smith-Johns said the body is yet to be identified.

The total number of bodies found after the floods now stand at 4.

Late yesterday a man’s body was found in a river in Nadi.

In Nadi

Nadi businessman, Riyaz Ali has now been assured the Police will take action in relation to the reports of looting and thefts in Nadi town.

Ali said they need assistance as they do not have insurance cover for floods.

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Ali said as the head into another night of severe flood warning for Nadi, the residents do not know what will happen next.

Majority of the people of Nadi are heading to Namaka for shopping.

The service station at the Votualevu roundabout is crowded with  cars queuing up to fill fuel and kerosene.

Nadi is now experiencing strong winds.

The service station at the Votualevu roundabout is crowded with cars queuing up to fill fuel and kerosene.

The one year old child who was rescued by the police team last week from Navakai, Nadi is now in good health.

A relative Mufti Zain said the child slept for two days and is now well.

The child along with her parents were stuck on their rooftop in Qeleloa, Nadi for more than seven hours on Friday.

Zain said that the family has now moved to Mulomulo.

She was rescued by police after Fijivillage informed them about the girl and her family’s plea for help on Friday night.

“I am concerned about the livelihood of the 624 farmers in Sabeto.”

Those are the words of desperation from 63-year-old Bissun Datt the Advisory Councilor of Sabeto.

Datt said this flood is the worst so far after 40-50 farm houses including sugarcane farms were underwater and damaged by the swift currents.

Datt said the farmers are now disturbed as they do not know what to expect next.


In Nausori

Residents in RC Sharma road in Waila Nausori are concerned that flood waters are receding very slowly as water entered about 25 houses earlier today.

Jitendra Singh said residents are taking shelter on high ground.

Koronivia resident, Dhanjay Deo says people are preparing for nightfall as flood waters are receding very slowly.

Saimun Nisha said that water has receded in Talaiya however she can see silt and debris everywhere.

She said she is cleaning the dishes and clothes and will leave the house again before night fall.


Nisha said that close to 10 families in the area have lost all their groceries and are hoping to get some assistance from government officials as the road to her area is open.

Residents of Lokia are preparing to secure their property and move to high ground as the water level rising.

Roneel Narayan is currently in Lokia.

The water level at the Rewa River is on the critical level of 4.5 meters at 3pm this afternoon.

Commissioner Central Laisenia Bale Tuitubou said the level is receding slowly and will increase during the high tide.

Tuitubou said water reached its high level of 4.64 at 8am this morning.

The roads are accessible to Nausori Town

It has started raining heavily in Baulevu and flood waters are rising at Baulevu landing.

A resident Josateki Koto they are using a small boat to go to a shop to buy batteries.

He said all the farms have been severely affected and all root crops and other vegetables which was their source of income re destroyed.

He said five families have already moved to higher ground while one house is submerged in flood waters and they are trying to get in touch with the owner of the house.

Meanwhile, flood waters have reached up to three feet in the Naitasiri Primary School ground.

A resident Avinash Chand said residents fear that if the water level rises to more than four feet during high tide this afternoon, flood waters will enter the school building.

Chand said the road is still closed to all traffic due to two feet of flood waters.

He said families around his area have taken their cows to high ground.

Meanwhile, Lokia area is still flooded and many families are now taking shelter at nearby evacuation centre.

A resident Roneel Narayan said this flood is the worst compared to the previous floods he has experienced.

He said Lokia road is still flooded and with high tide this afternoon, it could make the situation worse.
 
Flood waters in some areas are slowly receding.

Resident Rajinesh Singh said this is especially for Waila, Navuso and Sawani areas.

Singh said the roads are accessible to Nausori town.

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The Waila Road, Toga crossing, Dreketi Road at Nabuli Village, Sawani/Serea Rd at Waitolu and Naqali Flats are all underwater and closed to all traffic.

In Ba

It is currently raining heavily in Toge, Ba and strong winds are also being experienced.

A resident, Yaad Ram said it has been raining heavily for the past 1 hour and around 30 houses in their neighborhood who had suffered from flooding on Friday are still at evacuation centers.

Ram said the flood waters have receded but with the weather getting worse and evening approaching people prefer to stay in evacuation centers

Meanwhile Advisory Councillor Moto, Arun Sharma says around 30% of 130,000 tonnes of cane in the Moto and Naloko areas are damaged due to the flood waters and strong winds.

He said he toured the whole area and he can feel how badly the cane farmers will suffer this time around.

Almost 29 residents of Elevuka Ba have lost almost all their belongings and are currently in their muddy homes without water and electricity.

A resident said most of their belongings are gone.

She said when flood waters started rising on Friday night most of the families left their houses and moved to Varadoli Ba.

Later in the night they received calls of people breaking into their houses and taking their things.    

In Ba town there is still no water and electricity.

Ba residents are crowding the shops this hour to stock up on food supplies.

With forecasters predicting the possibility of a tropical cyclone Vinay Prasad of Vutuni said most are shopping now for canned food and basic food items.

According to Prasad, with no buses running at the moment he had to walk about 6 kilometers to do his shopping.

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According to Lions club Secretary Nitya Prakash, people are already requesting for food rations in the interior of Ba.

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Whilst they do have rations, he said it is difficult to reach these people for distribution.

Roads into Moto and Votua are either underwater or damaged and the Maururu Bridge is also washed away.

Strong winds are now being experienced in Ba.

Nothing can be recovered said Courts Chief Operating Officer Hamendra Prasad.

Their store is located in the market area and is one of the hardest hit in Ba.

He said 7 to 8 feet of water entered their store and the sudden flood left them with no time to save any goods.

Still on Ba, Namosau Bridge is now open and accessible to traffic.

Special Administrator Ba Arun Prasad said flood waters have completely receded in Ba Town and the bus stand areas however around 2 feet flood of waters remain at the Ba market area.

He said after making a round near the Wailailai areas in the last hour the cane fields there are still under 3 feet of flood waters.
 
The road to Maururu dump has been damaged again and Prasad said with the cleaning up underway, the council is trying to fix a temporary way to access the dump.

In Sigatoka, most of the shops are still closed.

Speaking to Fijivillage this morning, Sitiveni Kunaika who is in Sigatoka town at the moment said that flood waters have caused a lot of damage to houses and shops in the low lying areas.

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Good news in Rakiraki hospital.

Two healthy babies were born last night in the middle of the floods at the Rakiraki hospital.

Yesterday Fijivillage highlighted that two pregnant women from Rakiraki and Vunitogoloa village were taken on a flat ice-box in flood waters with the help of villagers.

Provincial Adminstrator, Sitiveni Tavaga it is a delight to hear from the hospital staff that the mothers are in a stable condition after the delivery.

Tavaga said the two mothers are overjoyed as they saw their two healthy sons last night.

http://www.fijivillage.com/?mod=story&id=0204128793fa6083b5220a...

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Indonesia:

Flooding in Sempaja high as 1 meter

SAMARINDA - The rain which flushed the City Edge for four hours, from 10:00 pm until 14:00 pm, Sunday (1/4) yesterday, making a number of flooded areas. Even the floods in the intersection of four Jalan KH Wahid Hasyim - AW Way Sjahranie, Village North Sempaja, District of North Samarinda, reaches a height of one meter.
Chairman of the Sub Sempaja RT 24 North, Herman said, the flooding began at 12.30 pm. According to him, flooding allegedly caused by coal mining around Sempaja. Excavation of sand from the former mine has caused sedimentation in the drainage.
He said the first trench in Jalan KH Wahid Hashim has a depth of about 2 meters, but now less than 1 meter. In addition, there are no water catchment areas in the vicinity of the flood. "Most of the trench filled with garbage, so that water flow is retarded," he explained.
He hoped that the ditch on the Noor PM Jalan Jalan KH Wahid inline with Hashim could be created for the new stream up to the Sungai Karang Mumus (SKM).
Based on the observation Kaltim Post, at 18.00 pm until the water levels are still high as 50 centimeters. But the flood did not cause a traffic jam due to accidental day off.
Meanwhile, Sumaji, a resident of Jalan Wahid Hashim said the cause of flooding due to the City Government still authorize the company to mine coal at a radius of one kilometer from the city center. "City Government often promised to handle the flood, but it seems just a greeting. In fact to this day still haunt the floods, "he said.
He hoped that the municipal government said in a coal company that is close to the city center. Because the mine excavation that are too close to the city center, there was no infiltration of water in the hills.
Maireka Sari, a resident of Housing Puspita Bengkuring confesses his motorcycle broke down because of flooding. "Here (in front of the stadium Associate Sempaja, Ed.) Frequent flooding due to shallow and narrow trenches," said the woman who was familiarly called Eka this.
Tamrin, furniture and washing motors business is saying, turnover dropped dramatically due to flooding. Usually in a day can reap a turnover of USD 30 million. Because the flooding is only $ 2 to $ 5 million. "I am sad to see Samarinda now, if it rains often flood," he said. (* / WDS / * / ozn / * / rom / ran)

http://www.kaltimpost.co.id/index.php?mib=berita.detail&id=130890

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7 of 10 S American Roll

Ecuador:

Floods leave 30 dead in Ecuador and thousands evacuated

QUITO, March 26 (Xinhua) - Heavy rains have left Ecuador suffered 30 dead, 84,000 evacuated people affected and 4,700 so far this year, according to a report released today by the National Risk Management (Civil Defense) .

The statistics also report the loss of 34,000 hectares of crops, mainly rice and corn, and the involvement of another 9,000 hectares.

The Coordinating Minister of Production, Santiago Leon reported that the greatest damage was recorded in the coastal provinces of Guayas and Los Rios, who along with four other provinces are in a state of emergency due to flooding caused by heavy storm.

Leon said that has been done every two weeks a census to quantify the damage in the six provinces hit by the rains of the southern winter: El Oro, Manabi, Guayas, Los Ríos, Esmeraldas and Loja.

He added that the aid is coordinated simultaneously for farmers who have lost their crops, once the decrease in rainfall.

"For example, between the aid we have offered are agricultural kits, including seeds, fertilizers and ensure that you can replant," said Leon told reporters after touring the affected areas in the province of Guayas (southwest) .

The government has also offered to refinance the debts that keep farmers producing about 1,700 state-owned National Development Bank.

Meanwhile, the National Risk Management (Civil Defense SNGR) began providing a $ 90 bonus for victims who are in shelters, after a census.

"As we have census data of people who are in shelters has begun to distribute the bonus and continues with the people in rural areas," said the head of Maria del Pilar Cornejo SNGR.

In addition, we continue with the delivery of food rations and cleaning and hygienes packages in the most affected areas nationwide, said Cornejo. According to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI) rains will continue until April in the Andean country.

Heavy rains have also destroyed more than a hundred homes and have caused landslides and mudslides in vulnerable locations.

The most recent occurred in the last hours in a room of Pujilí in the Andean province of Cotopaxi, which left two dead and 10 wounded, and 100 homeless, according to local media reports.

In 2010, the winter left 32 dead and 34,415 homeless.

http://spanish.peopledaily.com.cn/31614/7770311.html

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