15 Feb 2018

Gita worst in living memory on Fiji's Ono-i-Lau

From , 6:03 am on 15 February 2018

A village head man in Ono-i-Lau says the damaging winds from yesterday's cyclone Gita were the most frightening and dangerous on living memory on the island.

Cyclone Gita hit two islands in Fiji's Southern Lau Group west of Tonga yesterday morning and for the twenty-four hours following there has been very limited contact.

Fiji's National Disaster Emergency Office says at least three houses were completely destroyed on Ono-i-Lau and they say Marine Police are on their way to Vatoa which remains totally isolated from all communication.

The village head man from Ono-i-Lau, Ilaitia Taleitaki, told Jenny Meyer about the disaster.

Cyclone Gita at 11am Wednesday

Photo: New Zealand MetService