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Fiji assess damage after Cyclone Gita

14 February 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

Assessments of the damages left behind by Tropical Cyclone Gita in Fiji are expected soon.

The most populated islands were missed but authorities are concerned for people living on the southern outlying islands.

All communication to the islands of Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa were cut yesterday.

The Director of Fiji's MetService, Ravind Kumar, says they have not confirmed the extent of damages yet.

"The automated weather system continues to communicate and we've seen that the hurricane force winds have gone over the islands and we have yet to determine the impact of those winds on the communities."

Cyclone Gita has now been upgraded to a category five storm and is moving away from Fiji.

Photo/ Cyclocane.

Kumar says it's intensifying as it heads west.

"It's expected to maintain the intensity as a category five system in the next 24 hours and continue to move in the west, north west and south west direction in the next 48 to 72 hours."

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