Source Title: five people missing in Fiji hit by tropical cyclone Anna
Suva, January 31 (Xinhua) tropical cyclone “Anna” began to land in the South Pacific island country of Fiji on the evening of the 30th, causing floods in many places. Five people have been missing and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate.
According to the National Meteorological Bureau of Fiji, the wind speed near the center of the tropical cyclone is as high as 100 kilometers per hour, with the highest speed of 140 kilometers per hour. Heavy rainstorms are expected to cause serious property damage in most parts of the country, including the capital Suva.
According to local media reports in Fiji, the storm overnight has caused the water level of several major rivers in Fiji to soar, some villages in low-lying areas have been flooded, some major highways have been closed, water and electricity supply in some areas has been interrupted, and more than 7600 people across the country have been transferred to the government established dispersion center.
Xinhua News Agency reporters in Suva saw that there were few vehicles on the streets, trees fell to the ground in many places, wires were scattered, and rescue workers were busy cleaning up.
The National Meteorological Administration of Fiji said that many places will still be hit by storms on February 31 and 1, and the government has called on people to stay at home.
From November to April of the next year, tropical cyclones frequently occur in the South Pacific island countries. In December last year, Fiji was hit by tropical cyclone “yassa”, which killed four people and caused a lot of property damage.