Demotix.com The home of World-Leading Photojournalism 30,000 contributors. 212 territories. Photos. Videos. News.

Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji

Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
01/09
Caption
Usually calm ocean waves become barrelling swells and strong currents in the storm.
Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
02/09
Caption
A sail gives way to Cyclone Evan as winds pick up speed. Reports suggest that, although the centre of the storm will not come closer than 70 nautical miles from Viti Levu, “very destructive” hurricane force winds are still expected.
Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
03/09
Caption
Cyclone Evan begins to cause destruction as shade sail begins to collapse.
Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
04/09
Caption
A heavy duty sail collapsed into a pool while the ocean is up to a metre of barrelling swells.
Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
05/09
Caption
Cyclone Evan beginning to pick up speed.
Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
06/09
Caption
Cyclone Evan in full swing.
Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
07/09
Caption
Another Heavy duty sail pulled over with Cyclone Evan's high speed winds of 170-185km/h.
Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
08/09
Caption
Rain beats down as Cyclone Evan hits Fiji with 170-185km/h winds.
Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
09/09
Caption
A roof of the breakfast area collapses. Reports suggest that, although the centre of the storm will not come closer than 70 nautical miles from Viti Levu, “very destructive” hurricane force winds are still expected.
  • Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
  • Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
  • Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
  • Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
  • Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
  • Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
  • Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
  • Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
  • Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji
This content has not been independently verified.

Thousands of Fijians were evacuated to shelters as 170-185km storm-force winds hit Fiji causing power outages, flooding and structural damage. No casualties reported but neighbouring Samoa suffered four deaths and 10 missing after Evan hit last week.

Submitted by
Disclaimer

Please note: the text contained in "Cyclone Evan Hits Fiji" has not been corrected, edited or verified by Demotix and is the raw text submitted by the photojournalist. All views and opinions expressed are that of the independent photojournalist and do not represent the views of Demotix Ltd. These details have been included in order to provide as much information as possible to the Media buyer.