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Tropical Cyclone Evan in Fiji

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Type of Event:
Ocean Storm - Cyclone
Location of Event:
Fiji
Date of Charter Activation:
18 December 2012
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management:
UNOSAT

Description of the event

Tropical Cyclone Evan hit Fiji at Category 4 strength on 17 December. It is reported to have been the largest storm Fiji has experienced in 20 years. No casualties have been reported, but widespread damage was caused by the powerful winds.

The rain and wind resulted in flash floods and caused rivers to burst their banks, leaving buildings damaged or destroyed and some power lines severed.

8000 people were forced to take shelter in the aftermath of the storm, due to damage to their homes.

Cyclone Evan damage assessment of Lautoka, Western Division, Fiji

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Source: WorldView-2 / QuickBird
Acquired: Pre-crisis: 07/04/2012
Post-crisis: 20/12/2012

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