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The cyclone season for Fiji officially commences in November each year and extends to April the following year. Whilst cyclones can and have developed outside of this period, their cyclical nature increases the predictability of such occurrences, and thus enables pre-planned measures to be formulated beforehand and community preparedness programmes put in place.
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A Fiji government report says the total cost of damage caused by Cyclone Gavin in the country is around 27-million-dollars.
The Fiji Times says Cabinet has already approved the provision of about 2l8-thousand-dollars for emergency food rations to affected families on the outer islands.
The Disaster Management Committee report lists the main priority as the provision of emergency relief, especially in the outer islands of the Yasawa Group, Malolo, Vatulele, Yadua and Kia.
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1. Tropical cyclone Gavin continues to move away to the south of the Fiji group, with latest reports placing the centre at about 200 km south of Vitu Levu.
2. Following the meeting of the National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC) on 9 March, the DHA South Pacific Programme Office (SPPO) provides the following update on the situation.
- Tropical cyclone Gavin has now cleared the Fiji Island group and is moving South.