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A wrecked village on one of Fiji's southern islands
Suva, FIJI — Tens of thousands of people in Fiji marked the Easter holiday weekend without electricity because power supply to almost 80 percent of homes in the country is yet to be restored. State-owned Energy Fiji Limited said assessments were being carried out on its power lines on the main...
A house in Fiji destroyed by Cyclone Harold
A house destroyed by Cyclone Harold that swept though Fiji's southwestern corner on Wednesday with lashing winds as high as 120 mph, with the southern island of Kadavu forecast to endure a direct hit. In the meantime, Tonga's Met Service issued a heavy rain warning and flash flood advisory for the...
Foreign Minister Winston Peters
Auckland, NEW ZEALDN — Four people are in isolation in Fiji and are being tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus. The Ministry of Health said it had widened its case definition for suspected cases to include anyone with respiratory symptoms who had recently been to a country where the virus had been...
Forcast path of tropical depression
Nadi, FIJI — A tropical depression continues to strengthen as it moves towards Fiji, and is forecast to intensify into a cyclone tonight. The system is forecast to swerve south of Rotuma tonight, before tracking close to a major town, Labasa, tomorrow as a category one or two cyclone. The Fiji...
Nadi, FIJI — Fiji's electricity supplier says 82 percent of the main island's power supply has been restored. Energy Fiji Ltd said at 6 o'clock on Thursday night 90 percent of the Viti Levu Central Division including the capital Suva once again had power. Electricity supply around the island was...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Tropical Cyclone Sarai moves slowly away from Fiji, it is leaving behind damage to homes, crops and some infrastructure across the Fiji group. Closer to home, an active monsoonal trough to the northwest of the islands will bring damaging winds on Monday morning...
Projected path of Tropical Cyclone Sarai
Nadi, FIJI — The body of a man has been found in Fiji after he went missing in a river during Tropical Cyclone Sarai. The maximum winds at its centre are up to 120 kilometres per hour, with momentary gusts to 170 kilometres per hour, hitting the southern island groups. Two people have now died...
Visible infra-red satellite imagery of Cyclone Sara
Nadi, FIJI — The Fiji National Disaster Management Office reports one casualty in Kadavu as Tropical Cyclone Sarai lashes parts of the island group with winds of upto 150 km/hr. The Office said one person is missing in Vunidawa, Naitasiri, and another person is in intensive care at Suva hospital,...
TC Sarai forecast track map
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fiji Meteorological Service says Tropical Cyclone Sarai is now a Category two storm as it moves down Fiji's west coast. Tropical Cyclone Sarai is intensifying. In the long term forecast for American Samoa, the local weather service is forecasting adverse weather for...
Misaeli Funaki during media briefing at Nadi Weather Office
Nadi, FIJI — People are urged to remain on high alert as a tropical depression which continues to move closer to Fiji is expected to gradually intensify into a Tropical Cyclone this evening. The Tropical Depression is moving at 10 kilometres per hour, according to the Fiji Meteorology Service. The...

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