Fijian Villagers Survive Cyclone Daman

Fijian Villagers Survive Cyclone Daman

Fijian Villagers Survive Cyclone Daman

Posted 8 December 2007, 12:12 AEDT

Fijian officials say villagers from the tiny island of Cikobia survived the destruction from Cyclone Daman even though most buildings were flattened.

They were able to flee their homes before the cyclone made a direct hit early Friday morning and took shelter in caves.

Communication to the island on Fiji's northeastern border were knocked out in the storm.

But a nurse on Cikobia was able to get a radio message to Labasa Hospital on Fiji's second largest island of Vanua Levu.

Hospital spokesmen said the nurse confirmed there were no serious injuries.

The worst of the storm is considered to have passed, but Fijians are being warned of possible flash-floods in low-lying areas and coastal flooding at high tide.

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