Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston


Scramble to reach Fiji cyclone victims as toll hits 36

Feb 24, 2016 - 10:05 AM

While humanitarian aid is pouring into the main island Viti Levu some of the worst hit villages are remote islands that relief workers have not yet been able to reach

DESTROYED. A handout image provided by the New Zealand Defence Force on February 23, 2016 shows damage to homes and land in Muamua on Vanua Balavu Island after tropical cyclone Winston hit parts of Fiji,  February 22, 2016. NZ Defence Force/Handout/EPA

Cyclone death toll hits 29 as Fiji eyes long clean-up

Feb 23, 2016 - 8:59 AM

As aid efforts intensify communications are established with some of the worst hit remote communities revealing the scale of the disaster

AFTERMATH. A handout imaged obtained on 21 February 2016 shows scenes of Tropical Cyclone Winston's destruction in Ba, Fiji. Naziah Ali / Handout/EPA

Death toll rises as Fiji cleans up after 'strongest ever' cyclone

Feb 21, 2016 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED It is being described as one of the most powerful in recorded history as a nation we are facing an ordeal of the most grievous kind Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says

DEADLY STORM. On February 19, 2016, at 01:15 UTC, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Winston in the South Pacific Ocean. Credits: NASA Goddard Rapid Response/NOAA

Flights cancelled as powerful cyclone bears down on Fiji

Feb 20, 2016 - 3:09 PM

One resident describes severe tropical cyclone Winston as a monster cyclone and the strongest Fiji has ever experienced

CANCELLED FLIGHTS. Fiji cancels flights and warns residents to prepare for the effects of severe tropical cyclone Winston. Rappler file photo