Transcript compliments of 28storms.com….
Posted: December 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM Darwin, AUS Time
Cyclone Evan made landfall as a powerful and dangerous Category Four across extreme western Viti Levu, Fiji. Preliminary damage reports are still streaming in. Lautoka may have been hit hardest with significant wind damage. The full extent of damage will not be known until later today. Furthermore, river levels are still rising throughout Viti Levu. Inland river flooding will be the greatest threat over the next 24 hours. We strongly encourage all residents to continue monitoring all of the latest warnings issued by the Fiji Meteorological Services. The Fiji Ministry of Information is also posting frequent updates via Facebook.
We have also made dozens of posts on our 28storms Facebook Page throughout landfall. Many viewers have had questions regarding the status of certain locations around the country. We have already verified that several resort areas have made it through the cyclone with only minor damage. Meanwhile, some resorts have been unable to post their status online, possibly due to the lack of telecommunications in some areas. In addition to our posts, several viewers have also helped one another by posting more information on the page. We will continue to do our best to keep you informed.
We hope that everyone tuning in to 28storms.com/cyclone over the past week has found our information useful. 28storms is an independent, grassroots operation being run by two meteorologists. We attempt to cover every significant weather event around the globe. As you can imagine, this often becomes a grueling process. If you would like to support our cause and further the operation of 28storms, please consider making a donation below. We appreciate each and every donation, no matter the figure. Thank you for following 28storms!