Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Suva (Fiji), Flood and Heavy Rain Warnings

The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji, informs U.S. citizens residing in or visiting our consular district (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Wallis & Futuna) of a pair of weather systems that are forecast to continue affecting the whole of Fiji. Tropical Disturbance 09F situated southeast of Kadavu is forecast to cause heavy rain with the potential for flash flooding in low lying areas. In addition, another low pressure system to the west of Fiji is forecast to affect the country from Friday onwards.

Regional meteorological services have issued a heavy rain warning for all islands, a flood warning for Rakiraki, Votualevu, and Nadi areas and a flood alert for low lying areas around Ba and Semo Rivers. Heavy rainfall, flooding, and strong swells are expected. All U.S. citizens living in or traveling in Fiji should monitor local weather reports, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed. For persons traveling in Fiji, please inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council