Friday, December 07, 2007

Daman moved eastwards

from w
Seems that the brunt of the hurricane has skirted the coastline of Macuata and by now has passed the small rocky island of Cikobia north of Udu Point the eastern tip of Vanua Levu. This has been fortunate for the people in Labasa and along the coast although everyone copped very heavy rain and wind I expect. Some of the islands in Lau are now in danger.

From Fiji Times: Evacuees return home
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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Update: 6.46am PEOPLE who had sought shelter at evacuation centres in Labasa are expected to return to their homes this morning, says Labasa DISMAC officer, Vili Ravai. Mr Ravai said the weather in Labasa had improved since last night after Daman passed Cikobia this morning. ''The weather is fine with no rain and no strong winds,'' he said. A figure could not be placed on the number of people that stayed overnight at the two evacuation centres - Naduna College and the Civic Centre.
Yesterday, Labasa town had to close around midday as Daman threatened to strike Vanua Levu.

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