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Tropical Cyclone Causes Devastating Floods in Fiji
At least four people have died after Tropical Cyclone Josie brought severe flooding to Fiji’s main island Viti Levu on Sunday, April 1. One of the worst-hit areas was Ba Town. The video shows a group of people setting out to reach Ba Town by boat, to witness the devastation first-hand. The recording reveals the aftermath of the flooding along the way, including submerged cars and buildings. Tropical Cyclone Josie was only a Category 1 storm but brought heavy rainfall to Fiji after skirting the southwest coast of Viti Levu. ABC reported that flooding closed roads, disrupted flights and knocked out power to a number of areas. Fijian officials on Monday continued to search for a missing 19-year-old man, while receding floodwater allowed for some roads to reopen, according to a tweet from the Fiji National Disaster Management Office. But raging floodwaters can still be deadly, as renewed warnings of rising water levels have been issued for some regions.