This photo shows the destruction by Cyclone Yasa in northern Bua, Vanua Levu, Fiji, on Saturday.
A powerful cyclone that tore through Fiji late last week has caused havoc in some areas and left people without shelter and fresh water, Fiji Red Cross said on Sunday.
The death toll from Cyclone Yasa, a top category-five storm that made landfall on Thursday, rose to four, authorities said.
Biden transition team criticizes cooperation from Pentagon
One year jail term up to Dhs200,000 fine for inciting hate speech
Aerial assessment showed that Bua province on the northern island of Vanua Levu suffered 70% damage and destruction, while the small island of Kia was completely destroyed, Fiji Red Cross Director General Ilisapeci Rokotunidau said.
The death toll from Cyclone Yasa rose to four.
"It's like a ground zero, there's nothing left," Rokotunidau told Reuters.
While the largest island of Viti Levu — where about three-quarters of Fijians live — was spared the worst, Vanua Levu and other small islands were in dire need of fresh water and shelter.
Disrupted communications and poor weather were hampering the damage assessment effort but Red Cross volunteers were assisting those in need, Rokotunidau said.
There were concerns about the spread of diseases.
Australia is sending air force aircraft to help with surveillance of storm-affected areas and has offered further assistance to Fiji if needed.
Cyclone Harold, its strength ranked in the highest category of five, passed over Fiji's south at about midday, levelling homes and snapping communications links in the archipelago, which has adopted curbs on movement to rein in the virus.
Cyclone Kenneth, a Category Three storm on the hurricane scale, made landfall in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province late Thursday after swiping the Comoros islands. It made landfall a day later, killing one person and wrecking thousands of homes.
The powerful cyclone made landfall on Monday in Sana province, an island north of Vanuatu's capital Port Vila, with winds as high as 235 kilometres an hour (146 miles per hour) knocking out communications overnight, according to reports by the government's disaster and weather bureaus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left New Delhi to conduct an aerial survey of the worst-hit areas of West Bengal and Odisha states. It was Modi’s first trip outside the national capital after a coronavirus lockdown was imposed in late March.
Accusing the committee of mounting a "political hit job," Johnson said in a statement: "I am being forced out by a tiny handful of people, with no evidence to back up their assertions."
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) ’s Research and Development (R&D) Centre has innovated an advanced, smart facility to simulate various leakage cases of water transmission pipelines.
Talking to the media recently, he said, “During the grand award show, I was engaged in conversations with different Bollywood superstars and networked with important personalities, producers, and directors in the industry.
The announcement of their rescue on Friday brought a happy ending to a saga that had captivated many Colombians, a watch with highs and lows as searchers frantically combed through the rainforest hunting for the youngsters.