Here’s a view of Cyclone Winston yesterday just before it became “the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record in the South Pacific archipelago” of Fiji:
[UNICEF spokeswoman Alice Clements] said there was foliage everywhere that looked like it had been put through a blender. About 80 percent of the nation’s 900,000 people were without regular power, although about one-third of them were able to get some electricity from generators, said Dregaso, the disaster office official. [...]
The government declared a 30-day state of natural disaster, giving extra powers to police to arrest people without a warrant. The government said the curfew would end at 5:30 a.m. Monday. “The curfew has been imposed to protect lives and protect property,” Prime Minister Bainimarama said in his address.
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