Home > Cyclone Narural Calamities, Tohmos > Tropical Cyclone Tomas slams Fiji

Tropical Cyclone Tomas slams Fiji


Trijectory of Cyclone Tomas. No official reports of damage yet.

Media Reports — Tropical Cyclone Tomas battered Fiji’s northern islands on Monday evening with gusts of up to 275 km/h (170 mph) and heavy rain, but weather officials had not received immediate reports of damage.

The Category 4 storm is the second-most destructive on a five-point scale. As it heads northeast, it is expected to sideswipe the main island, Viti Levu. The South Pacific nation’s capital, Suva, is on that island.

“The closest it will come is 200 km (124 miles) to the east of Suva,” said Alipate Waqaicelua, forecaster for the Nadi Tropical Cyclone Center.

Still, the storm inundated the capital with heavy rain and strong winds. Authorities imposed a nighttime curfew. Schools have been ordered closed till Thursday, and banks were shuttered till Tuesday, said resident Moses Waqavonovono.

“Squatter houses have been blown away in the gusting winds,” he said. “The stronger structures will take a hard hitting tomorrow.”

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: