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This news just came in from Miriam in USA.
I was able to reach my friends (Lenny & Alison) by cell phone about 3 hours ago. They told me that everyone with boats went to Hurricane Harbor and that only one person was hurt that…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 18, 2010 at 10:21am — No Comments
I just spoke with Notue, my younger daughter who is with DISMAC and she did mentioned DISMAC did mentioned they flew over Rambi Island yesterday and reproted nothing urgent, from the air, therefore there was nothing much to report from Rambi. I still feel there is more to go and see regarding the needs of our Banaban people right now…Continue
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Ken Sigrah just got off the phone with Nawaia Touakin in Suva and he is most concerned about the fact that no emergency teams have got into Rabi yet. He stated , 'this is day four, and we know that the emergency teams flew over Rabi yesteday on there way to Cikobia and Taveuni but still no one has made contact. This is of major concern to all Banabans'. …
Villagers on the cyclone-battered Fijian island of Koro had their chainsaws, shovels and assorted tools out today clearing roads, rebuilding homes and dealing with damage from winds which gusted to 240kmh.
Koro, to the northeast of the main island of Viti Levu, was badly damaged by Cyclone Tomas in the last two days, with many homes among the island's 14 villages badly damaged or destroyed.
Fijians hunkered down during cyclone…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 18, 2010 at 12:06am — No Comments
In Fiji disaster management teams are on their way to the northern and eastern islands, as Cyclone Tomas moves out of the area. It's suspected the Lau group of islands is worst hit, but the massive category four storm has…Continue
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We have set up a direct DONATIONS fundraising page and Ken will be leaving for Fiji to try and get across to Rabi as soon as he gets his emergency passport through.
If you can help him please contact us.
He will be looking at taking in emergeny food and assessing the situation as soon as possible.
Have just heard that Fiji military and navy will try to send in assessment team to the northern region which is great but as we know with experience from the past, Rabi seems…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Ken's Fiji passport just expired today. He is being sworn in as an Australian citizen on 31st this month. He has rushed off this morning to Australian Immigration office to try and get an emergency passport to travel back to Fiji.
He needs to get over to Rabi as soon as possible so he can assess the situation and get some much needed help for the island and some emergency supplies in.
We are thinking that due to the widespread damage through out the northern region that he…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 16, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments
Posted 45 minutes ago A powerful cyclone is battering Fiji's northern islands, damaging homes and crops as thousands of people flee to evacuation centres. Fiji's Meteorological Service says Cyclone Tomas is classified as a category-four cyclone - the second-most destructive on a five-point scale - and is packing winds averaging up to 175 kilometres per hour. There are no early reports of casualties, although reports said one woman drowned over the weekend in stormy seas. The cyclone is…Continue
Added by Stacey King on March 15, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments
Ken just spoke with Uea at Tabiang village and he has 5 houses nearby destroyed by Cyclone Tomas. They are all moving out now to higher ground at Rabi High School.
Binati around at Tabwewa says all the food trees are gone now but house was still holding. As we have advised him that the Cyclone is still coming at them and will get worse he is now preparing the rooms inside the house to protect them all if the roof goes. They are turning over the beds and making barriers to protect…Continue
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This is the worse cyclone we have seen, in fact there are two Cyclones either side of Fiji and they are saying Tomas is a big as KATRINA. To realise just how bad the situation is go to: http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html to see the acutal real time view of what is heading towards our famiies back…Continue
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