Cyclone Keni is set to hit Fiji as a category 2 cyclone on Tuesday 10th April, just four days after Cyclone Josie caused the death of five people and extensive flooding. A cyclone warning has been issued early for the whole of the Fiji group as the tropical depression approaches the country, making people aware of the situation early. Heavy rain saw flood waters begin to rise again. Hundreds of people were sheltering in evacuation centres as Keni takes aim at Fiji, officials said Saturday, as the South Pacific island nation went on high alert.
Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has blamed climate change for the deadly cyclones over the weekend, saying his South Pacific nation had entered a “frightening new era”. “Once again, Fijians are mourning the loss of some of our loved ones to an extreme weather event,” he told a function in the capital Suva.
“We are now at an almost constant level of threat from these extreme weather events that are becoming more frequent and more severe because of climate change,” he said
Image shows the devastation in the wake of Cyclone Josie