Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Report from Fiji


Tomas is on its way out.

I just watched the BBC who reported on the current State of Emergency.

So here's where we stand:
  • Tomas was a Cat 4 and has devastated the Northern and Eastern Divisions comprising the second and third largest islands, Vanua Levu and Taveuni, and the eastern hi-end tourist retreats like Wakaya and Laucala. Damages are likely to be very important and will be known as communication is being restored thanks to the heroic efforts of a few dedicated individuals. This is where the State of Emergency has been declared. Don't go there or at least, give a call to make sure that your individual destination is OK.
  • The eastern side of Viti Levu where we're located and, hopefully, Beqa and Kadavu have largely dodged the bullet as the cyclone veered south from its predicted path at the very last minute. We had power and communications throughout, have stocked up on fuel and filled our tanks and are basically good to go. There's a curfew in place but I expect it to be lifted shortly, allowing us to resume normal operations tomorrow. I expect Wednesday's diving to be sub-par due to the surge but as winds subside, so will the swell and visibility will get better.
  • The Western side has been largely unaffected, meaning that the Nadi airport is fully functional and that you can look forward to spending a fantastic holiday in Denarau, the Mamanucas and the Yasawas and also the Coral Coast.

1 comment:

Dive Vava'u said...

Glad everything is well in Pacific Harbour for you, hope that the Eastern islands can get some contact soon.