STC Harold: Cyclone wreaks havoc on Vatulele

Villagers of Taunovo in Vatulele stand in front of what's left of a house destroyed by TC Harold. Picture: SUPPLIED/MALAKAI KANIHEWE

Sixteen houses were destroyed and dozens others partly damaged at Taunovo Village on Vatulele, Nadroga, when STC Harold wreaked havoc across the country yesterday.

According to village headman Paula Katamaiwai, at least 80 other houses sustained damage from the strong gusty winds and heavy rain that accompanied the category 4 cyclone.

The 16 families are now billeted in other houses in the village that were spared by the storm.

Meanwhile, reports of damage to root crop farms and houses were also reported in the other two villages on the island – Ekubu and Lomanikaya.

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