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15 December 2020

Cyclone Yasa in Fiji

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Type of Event:Storm - Cyclone
Location of Event:Fiji
Date of Charter Activation:2020-12-15
Time of Charter Activation:15:27
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+07:00
Charter Requestor:UNITAR on behalf of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Activation ID:691
Project Management:UNITAR

Cyclone Yasa - a category 4 storm - is currently due to pass over Fiji on 18 December and is expected to potentially cause flooding, storm surges, and damage.

Yasa is expected to pass over the two main islands in the archipelago - Viti Levu and Vanua Levu - but is also expected to impact the nearby smaller islands. The Nadi Weather Office, Fiji has also forecast potential severe storm surges in coastal areas of Northern Viti Levu, Nadi, Ba, Rakiraki, and possibly Tailevu.

Forecasts suggest the storm may reach category 5 - the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale - before it reaches Fiji.

The Fiji Meteorological Service and authorities have warned residents to expect the storm to cause a great deal of damage, and urged those affected to take shelter and be careful.

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Damage assessment in Kia Island, Macuata Province, Northern Division of Fiji

Source: WorldView-1
Acquired: 27/12/2020

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Damage assessment in Nairai Island, Lomaiviti Province, Eastern Division of Fiji

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 24/12/2020

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Preliminary satellite-derived damage assessment in Ovalu island, Lomaiviti Province, Eastern Division, Fiji

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Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 22/12/2020

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Damage assessment in Oneata Island, Lau Province, Eastern Division of Fiji

Source: WorldView-1
Acquired: 19/12/2020

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Preliminary satellite-derived damage assessment, Central, Western and Northern Divisions, Fiji

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Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 19/12/2020

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Damage assessment in Vunua Levu Island, Bua Tikina, Bua Province, Northern Division of Fiji

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 19/12/2020

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Satellite detected waters in Bua Tikina, Bua Province, Northern Division of Fiji

Source: RCM
Acquired: 18/12/2020

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Satellite detected waters in Labasa Tikina, Macuata Province, Northern Division of Fiji

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 19/12/2020

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