Cyclone Winston has packed winds of 300 kilometres (186 miles) as it approached the Pacific island nation. There are unconfirmed reports of one fatality so far, according to the Fiji Times. One UN official reported that the power in the capital Suva has failed and water supplies are likely to hit next.
“I have palm trees flying all around me at the moment,” Alice Clements said. A nationwide curfew has been imposed and flights suspended as Fijians hunkered down ahead it of its arrival. However, there are fears the country is not prepared for what Fiji’s Prime Minister said could prove to be a “grievous ordeal”.