03 Apr '12, 5am

Massive storm flooding Fiji (and this is where they're going to move people from Kiribati!?)

Massive storm flooding Fiji (and this is where they're going to move people from Kiribati!?)

I've been getting desperate updates from some of our dozens of organisers in Fiji - who over the last week have been lashed by a massive storm - Tropical Storm Daphne'. As I write this, the Western side of Viti Levu is literally underwater. One of our organisers sent us these photos - that show the absolute havoc wrecked by the flooding. More than 8000 people are sheltering in emergency huts, where there is the very real risk of disease breaking out. 5 people have died in the flooding, more are unaccounted for. With just one month until Climate Impacts Day , on May 5th - the stakes have just increased yet again. The urgency for us to help the world connect the dots between extreme weather events like this in Fiji and climate change has never been greater. While our organisers in Fiji will be recovering from this devastation for months to come, May 5th will be a chance for ...

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/state-emergency-fiji

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