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Village spared wrath of Tomas

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

COUNTING their lucky stars, villagers of Nawi in Cakaudrove are not too worried about damage to their farms but are glad their homes were spared.

Although four houses were partly damaged by Hurricane Tomas, village headman Waisea Vuibau said the villagers were glad their families were kept safe from the strong winds of Tomas which damaged their farms.

He said the villagers had never been spared from past hurricanes and cyclones which crossed through Taveuni.

Hurricane Tomas, he said, amazed them because it never caused much damage to family homes like how past hurricanes used to.

Mr Vuibau said the farms were badly damaged and villagers had already started selling their crops in the Savusavu market.

He said the yaqona and dalo had all been uprooted by farmers who managed to sell part of the batch of crops.

Most of the crops damaged by strong winds could not be sold to markets as it had decayed, Mr Vuibau said

Villagers of Nawi face the island of Taveuni and until today, most are still baffled at how they were spared from Tomas.





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