We think of and pray for all the beautiful people in the Fijian islands. The latest update is not a good one. Please refer below to a report and video compliments of www.28storms.com…
The center of Cyclone Evan is currently located just offshore the Western tip of Vanua Levu in Fiji. In addition to heavy rainfall and inland flooding, impacts include strong winds and coastal surge flooding (particularly along the Western portions of Vanua Levu and Viti Levu). At this time final preparations should have already been made and conditions are expected to rapidly deteriorate across portions of Viti Levu and the Yasawa Islands over the next 6-12 hours. Conditions should begin to improve for Vanua Levu over the next 6-12 hours and in 24 hours for the island of Viti Levu as Cyclone Evan continues to move towards the West-Southwest at 25 km/hr.
Posted: December 17, 2012 at 9:43 AM Darwin, AUS Time
The eyewall of Cyclone Evan is clipping the northern and western coast of Viti Levu. This is the region of the cyclone where some of the strongest winds and highest storm surge are located. The peak intensity of the storm is likely reaching the coast at this very hour. All residents in this region are advised to remain in shelter until the storm passes. Stay tuned to our page for more updates.