Cyclone Zena weakens overnight and passes by Fiji

The severe category 3 tropical cyclone headed for Fiji was downgraded to a 2, having weakened overnight. All schools, some towns and roads remain closed as the country is still flood-stricken. Two people are dead and the country assesses the new damages following the category 5 Cyclone Winston which hit the island nation just six weeks ago.

 

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The Fijian Government issued an indefinite country-wide curfew from 6pm Wednesday 6th of April, via their official Facebook page.
 

“To preserve safety and public order prior to the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Zena, all members of the Public are to remain indoors and secure their properties until further notice.
 

“The Fiji Police Force, in support of the Emergency and Discipline Services, will ensure the maintenance of this Order.
 

“Only Movement of Emergency and Essential Services will be permitted.”

 

The west of Fiji has seen nonstop rain since Sunday with strong winds, even more rain, and very high tides being forecast.
 

Many people, some of which are still in devastated homes after Cyclone Winston, were told to get to higher ground or head to evacuation centres.
 

So far there have been reports of two people dead, one found floating in the Sabeto River on Tuesday morning and another, who’d been washed away by strong currents in the river on the main island of Fiji, Viti Levu, was found the next morning.
 

The Fijian Government has been uploading photos from around the island nation onto their official Facebook page. SPASIFIK Mag is sharing some of those photos below.

 

Please click on the photos to enlarge them. 

 

 

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