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Global News published this video item, entitled “Cyclone Yasa flood roads, bridges as storm brings torrential rains” – below is their description.
Homes were destroyed and crops flattened in Fiji on Thursday into Friday after Cyclone Yasa brought torrential rains and hurricane-force winds to the country.
The Pacific archipelago’s government had declared a state of natural disaster due to the storm and ordered one million people to seek shelter.
Yasa made landfall as a category five storm over Bua Province, cutting power to some areas and blocking roads due to fallen trees and flash flooding.
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