Tropical Cyclone Ana: Fiji suffers second deadly storm in a month | TOP-NEWS
Three-year-old boy among those missing in floodwaters in the country’s northern and western islands

Tropical Cyclone Ana: Fiji suffers second deadly storm in a month

One person died as a result of the disaster. Five others, including a three-year-old child, are missing.
In the island nation of Fiji, more than 10,000 people were forced to leave their homes due to tropical cyclone Ana, which hit last weekend and caused heavy rains, flooding, and destruction. This was reported by Radio New Zealand on Monday, February 1.

It is indicated that one person died as a result of the natural disaster – a 49-year-old man drowned during the storm. Another five people, including a three-year-old child, are listed as missing.

Hundreds of homes were also destroyed, mostly on the largest island of the archipelago, Viti Levu, where the capital Suva is located.

In the evacuation, points remain more than 10 thousand people. Do not work kindergartens and schools, part of the roads of the island destroyed by the elements, large areas, including several settlements in the east and north of the island of Viti Levu, flooded.

The Fiji National Disaster Management Authority predicts a second cyclone will hit the islands of the archipelago within the next 24 hours. It has formed off the northwest coast of the country and is expected to pass between the main islands of the state of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu until Wednesday.

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Recall that in December Fiji was hit by cyclone Yasa. Then there were four victims of natural disasters. A small island of Kia was destroyed to the ground. Cyclone was assigned a category five on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.

Earlier, Hurricane Yota claimed more than 30 lives in Central America. Flooding and landslides occurred in the region.

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