16 Dec 2009

Clean up in Fiji continues after Cyclone Mick

6:40 am on 16 December 2009

Fiji's special administrator for Nadi and Sigatoka says officials are cleaning up and assessing the financial cost of damage caused by Cyclone Mick.

Three people died during the cyclone and two fisherman are still missing

The administrator, Aisea Tuidaki says work is also underway to restore power and telecommunication and emergency supplies are being distributed in worst affected areas.

Aisea Tuidaki says the army, police, council and civil servants have all been deployed to help disaster and aid officials and clean up tourist towns like Nadi.

"We are closing down the town for washing but the main street will remain open to keep the flow of traffic. Mainly washing at the market and the bus station that was underwater."

He says Monday's storm caused widespread damage to roads, buildings, power outages and flooding in parts of Viti Levu and the Yasawa islands.