ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA: Pacific Beat Updated December 15, 2009 18:06:30
The official death toll from Cyclone Mick in Fiji was put at three, but that could rise as two fishermen have been reported missing at sea. The system has been downgraded to a category one storm and was heading south east, away from the country's main island of Viti Levu, after causing flash floods. More than three thousand eight hundred people are reported to have slept in evacuation centres because of fears their houses might not withstand the force of the winds. National Disaster Management acting director, Patiliai Dobui, tells me the damage was not as severe as some had feared, and Fiji coped with the crisis quite well.
Presenter: Bruce Hill
Speaker: Fiji National Disaster Management acting director, Patiliai Dobui