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By Staff Reporter : PNG Today

Fiji braces for Tropical Cyclone Zena, All Schools are closed today

There is a Tropical Cyclone Alert in force for the whole of Fiji.

Tropical Cyclone Zena is a category 2 cyclone that is expected to bring even more rain and strong winds.

Acting Director for the Fiji Meteorological Services Misaele Funaki says TC Zena is moving quickly at 80 km/hr.

“As of 6am this morning Tropical cyclone Zena was located approximately 740km to the West of Nadi it is moving towards the south east and it is a very fast moving system approximately 8okm per hour with the system moving very fast the alert which was previously for the Yasawa and Mamanuca group has been given warnings.

“There is a gale warning for Yasawa and Mamanuca group, for whole of Viti Levu for Kadavu and nearby smaller Islands. The Tropical cyclone alert has been in force for the Lau group in anticipation of tropical cyclone Zena coming in very close to our area and then it starts affecting areas under gale warning from this evening.

“Because of the heavy rain which you have experienced for the 12 hours, river levels are rising and flood warnings remains in force for most of major rivers along the western division. These areas include Nadi town, Rakiraki town, Nadi River, Rewa River and Semo River as well,” sai Funaki.

Meanwhile, all schools in Fiji will be closed today due to the Tropical Cyclone Zena.

Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy has told FBC News that all schools across the Western, Northern, Central and Eastern divisions have been directed to close because of the cyclone alert.

Parents and guardians are to monitor the weather and radio reports for more information on the situation.


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