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Death toll rises as Fiji cleans up after ‘strongest ever’ cyclone

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DEADLY STORM. On February 19, 2016, at 01:15 UTC, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Winston in the South Pacific Ocean. Credits: NASA Goddard Rapid Response/NOAA
‘It is being described as one of the most powerful in recorded history… as a nation, we are facing an ordeal of the most grievous kind,’ Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says

SUVA, Fiji (Feb. 21, 2016) — Fiji began a massive clean-up on Sunday, February 21, after the most powerful cyclone in the Pacific island nation’s history left a trail of destruction, killing five people and crippling vital infrastructure.

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Flights cancelled as powerful cyclone bears down on Fiji

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CANCELLED FLIGHTS. Fiji cancels flights and warns residents to prepare for the effects of severe tropical cyclone Winston. Rappler file photo
One resident describes severe tropical cyclone Winston as “a monster cyclone,” and “the strongest” Fiji has ever experienced

SUVA, Fiji (Feb. 20, 2016) — Fiji warned residents to brace for an onslaught Saturday as a category five super-storm bears down on the Pacific island nation, with international flights cancelled and evacuation centers activated.

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