All clear given in Vanuatu, Lola downgraded to Ex-Tropical Cyclone

Vanuatu disaster authorities issued an all clear for the country as ex-cyclone Lola was downgraded to a tropical low system at 6.34am local time on Thursday. In the final warning bulletin issued by the Vanuatu

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Cyclone Lola: Vanuatu communities devastated by destruction

The Red Cross is being quoted by Newshub as saying the early information coming out of remote Vanuatu communities is Tropical Cyclone Lola is worse than Cyclone Harold in 2020, which caused widespread destruction.  

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Tropical Cyclone Lola develops into category 5 super storm

Tropical Cyclone Lola has strengthened to a category 5 super cyclone, the Fiji Meteorological Service says. A category 5 cyclone means average winds will surpass 198km/h. Residents on Vanuatu’s north-eastern

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NIWA warns of stronger cyclones in the Pacific

Stronger tropical cyclones and more of them are forecast for the upcoming South Pacific season which runs from November to April. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand expects

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Biden declares state of emergency for Guam and CNMI

US President Joe Biden Monday has declared a state of emergency for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands and ordered federal assistance to supplement local responses to the potential impact of Tropical Storm Bolaven.

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Solomon Airlines assists cyclone recovery, Fiji Airways’ advanced aircraft

Solomon Airlines Chief Executive Officer Gus Kraus has confirmed the national carrier has sent a De Havilland Twin Otter aircraft and operating crew, to assist Vanuatu’s recovery efforts following the devastation

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US$1.7 million to support Vanuatu’s cyclone recovery: CERF

The United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has approved US$1.7 million funding for recovery efforts in Vanuatu following twin Category-4 cyclones Judy and Kevin earlier this month. The funding, the

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US$50 million Vanuatu twin cyclone disaster cost

The initial estimate of the recovery cost following Vanuatu’s twin cyclone disaster is estimated at six billion vatu (US$50 million). Cyclones Judy and Kevin caused extensive damage and plunged parts of Vanuatu

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Vanuatu braces for impending Category 3 cyclone

Vanuatu is bracing for the impact of a Category 2 cyclone, which is expected to intensify to a Category 3 over the course of this week. This was confirmed by Anthony Wong, the Weather Forecaster at the Vanuatu

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Pacific workers housed at church soon to have accommodation

More than 400 workers from the Pacific evacuated to a Napier church should be able to return to more permanent accommodation in the next few days. Workers from Samoa, Fiji, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands had stayed at The

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Fiji joins Cyclone Gabrielle recovery efforts

New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said New Zealand has accepted international help from multiple countries to support its cyclone recovery efforts, announcing that Fiji will be lending a hand in the coming days.

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Category 2 cyclone approaching New Caledonia

Fiji’s Meteorological Service says tropical cyclone Fili is expected to gradually weaken in strength today. In its 7.23pm bulletin last night, the Service said the cyclone was moving southeast at about 14 knots

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