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TC Gita: Rooftop gone at Doi

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Update: 11:43AM A ROOFTOP was blown away around 10am this morning, at Doi Village on the Island of Ono-i-Lau as strong winds preceding Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita battered the Island.

Tomasi Tuwai said they are currently experiencing heavy rain accompanied by strong force winds which is very destructive.

He said lucky for the house that had its rooftop blown away that it was empty as the owner had passed away.  

According to Fiji Meteorological Service director Ravin Kumar, Tropical Cyclone Gita which has intensified to a category 5 storm with wind speeds of 230km/hour is expected to carve a destructive path through Ono-i-Lau and its neighbouring Island Vatoa tonight.

See pictures from the devastation in Tonga last night. 

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