More than 18,000 people are still staying at Fiji evacuation centres after tropical cyclone Keni hit the country a day earlier with heavy rain and destructive winds, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) said on Wednesday.
NDMO said most evacuees will only return to their homes when it is safe, Xinhua news agency reported.
Fiji's Kadavu Island suffered a direct hit and devastation to homes and plantation from Keni with its highly destructive winds wiping out homes, uprooting trees and capsizing boats on the south side of the island.
Currently, 90 roads across Fiji remained closed due to damage caused by heavy rain and flooding while all schools in the western part and Kadavu island that were being used as evacuation centres were also closed.
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