Thousands of homes destroyed in Fiji due to tropical cyclone Yasa

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, December 28, 2020
Adjust font size:

SUVA, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- More than 1,500 homes were totally destroyed while 6,000 others were partially damaged in Vanua Levu, the second largest island in Fiji, due to tropical cyclone Yasa which hit the island nation recently.

According to the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), this has been confirmed on Monday by Commissioner Northern Divison Uraia Rainima, who said that they completed their initial damage assessments on Sunday.

Meanwhile, according to assessments by Fiji's Education Ministry, about 85 schools in tropical cyclone Yasa affected areas have sustained some level of damage.

Currently, 80 evacuation centers were active in Vanua Levu in the northern part of Fiji and 68 of these centers are schools. Some 22,000 ration packs have been distributed to the evacuation centers.

The agriculture sector in the northern part of the nation has also been severely affected by the cyclone and the Fijian government believed there was a need for a quick recovery plan to ensure the nutrition needs for people in the affected areas.

Seedlings and other farming materials were being distributed to those affected by the tropical cyclone and this included over 10,000 seedlings, Bele cuttings, and over 150,000 cassava stems among others.

The tropical cyclone season in the South Pacific region runs between November and April every year and Fiji is expected to experience up to three tropical cyclones during the 2020/2021 cyclone season.

Tropical cyclone Yasa battered Fiji on Dec. 17-18 and four people were killed by the cyclone. Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from