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Cyclone Winston: Aid begins arriving in remote areas of Fiji; 45 day storm; women and resilience…and more

Cyclone Winston: Aid begins arriving in remote areas of Fiji

Aid has begun arriving in some of the remote areas of Fiji that were hit hardest by Cyclone Winston at the weekend.

Key points:

  • Aid begins arriving in remote areas
  • PM Bainimarama tours devastated areas
  • Cyclone to cost sugar industry at least tens of millions of dollars

Supplies and personnel had been sent by boat to places like Koro Island and the Lau, and Lomaiviti Islands in Fiji’s east, the Red Cross said. More than 34,000 people remain in evacuation centres around the country…

 

Village of heroines

WOMEN of Naveiveiwali Village in Tailevu stood out as heroines at the height of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston. Their strength and determination resulted in 22 villagers surviving the night that left all 21 houses destroyed, including their church and newly-constructed village hall. Among them were five mothers — one who had to carry her bedridden 90-year-old father — the others were four mothers with their newborn babies…

 

An incredible 45-day storm turned California into a 300-mile-long sea… and it could happen again

For 43 days, from late 1861 to early 1862, it rained almost nonstop in central California.

For 43 days, from late 1861 to early 1862, it rained almost nonstop in central California.

A massive 19th century storm in the pacific United States opened up a 300-mile-long (480-km-long) sea that stretched through much of the central part of California. And it looks like the state is due for another megaflood. For 43 days, from late 1861 to early 1862, it rained almost nonstop in central California. Rivers running down the Sierra Nevada mountains turned into torrents that swept entire towns away. The storm was caused by an atmospheric river, a large concentration of water vapour that can cause devastating storms…

 

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