Fiji was hit by the strongest in the history of the cyclone, the waves reach 12 meters, is the evacuation of people

Archipelago Fiji was hit by tropical cyclone category five «Winston», which may become the strongest storm in the South Pacific ocean in the entire history of observations, writes NEWSru.com.

The wind speed reaches 230 km/h, gusts — 325 km/h, reports Radio NZ. Is the evacuation of the population from the coast of the Islands, which is served wave heights up to 12 meters.

Reports of serious damage are coming from many Islands, including Viti Levu, where the capital city Suva. The country introduced a state of emergency and curfew. Across the country are having problems with the power supply. Organized evacuation of 700 points.

Officially confirmed information about one killed in the destroyed house on the island of Koro, reports FBC. However, the number of victims could increase significantly, according to the portal STORMnews.ru.

According FBС, destroyed dozens of houses in different settlements. However, significantly figure out the degree of destructions and number of victims is not yet possible.

Heavy rains and the storm has already triggered landslides on the main island of Viti Levu. Cancelled all flights, transfers «BBC Russia».

About 700 people are in evacuation centres, more than 50 people were detained in the police — these people wanted to go home.

Recall that in 2010, Fiji was declared a disaster area as a result struck the country a powerful tropical cyclone «Tomas».




Fiji was hit by the strongest in the history of the cyclone, the waves reach 12 meters, is the evacuation of people 21.02.2016

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