Fijians in B.C. desperate for information after Cyclone Winston
Fiji Red Cross Society just launched its National Appeal today in a Press Conference hosted by Madam President, Ms. Cathy Wong. All funds received will be used to assist those affected by #TCWinston.
Members of the public can make cash donations to Fiji Red Cross through the ANZ bank:
Bank Name: ANZ Banking Group Ltd.
Account Name : Fiji Red Cross Society
Account Number: 1313354
BSB: 010890 (applicable for international deposits)
SWIFT CODE: ANZBFJFX (applicable for international deposits)
Please State in Narrative: TC Winston Fiji Red Cross Appeal and your name,
Updated 2016-02-20 #PrayforFiji
It is actually a Cyclone just to clarify. Cyclone Winston
Category 5 Cyclone #Winston
Flights were canceled and authorities urged people to find somewhere safe to hunker down for the night and to not venture outside. A nationwide curfew was imposed at 6 p.m.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama wrote on Facebook on Saturday that the island’s evacuation centers were operational and that the government was prepared to deal with a potential crisis
and they just got his with an earthquake
Sending love and light to Fiji- may all the angels and positive powers that be shine down and protect all the people and the island. We are praying for your safety!Preliminary: 6.0 earthquake, Fiji Islands Region. On 2016/02/20 15:51:23 UTC (7m ago, depth 572km). https://t.co/UJ63J6wezf— Earthquakes Tsunamis (@NewEarthquake) February 20, 2016
Please share this widely - to view a list of the evacuation centres in #Fiji, click https://t.co/HfaM4NmOXv— Republic of Fiji (@FijiRepublic) February 19, 2016
Footage taken this morning in Taveuni #Fiji And TC Winston hasn't even hit yet... Video credit: Delailovu Vat. #news pic.twitter.com/tbkQ205Ls6— Jacquee Speight (@JacqueeSpeight) February 19, 2016
Please say prayers for Fiji.Updated emergency numbers;— Jacquee Speight (@JacqueeSpeight) February 19, 2016
-FEA Emergency 913
-Fire & Rescue 910 / 911
-Ambulance 910 / 911
-Police Emergency 917 #Fiji #TeamFiji
We've done it before, collectively, praying, meditating, do what you need to, pray for no or low loss of life, pray the hurricane moves away.
From BOOK OF ANGELS by Francis Melville here is the Hurricane Prayer
Prayer for Hurricanes
In the name of the all- powerful Creator
I invoke you, great Angel Zamiel,
As the Angel of Hurricanes,
To calm the fury of this terrible storm.
May you divert it from it's path from the most vulnerable places
to blow itself out where few can come to harm
I honor and thank you for hearing my prayer
In the name of the Almighty.
Fiji is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north.
A category 5 hurricane is heading their way.
Cyclone #Winston potentially the strongest cyclone on record to hit #Fiji. Landfall on main islands in 6-12 hours pic.twitter.com/m9Y16kPzLc— Met Office Storms (@metofficestorms) February 19, 2016
Here's latest radar loop from Fiji as Category 5 Cyclone #Winston approaches. An impending tragedy.— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) February 19, 2016
(via @BMcNoldy) pic.twitter.com/Ns3dn90Db8
Now sustaining winds over 160mph, Tropical #Cyclone #Winston could get even stronger.https://t.co/Eh4ppQq0KW— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) February 19, 2016
Winston is the strongest cyclone on record to threaten Fiji, packing Cat 4 winds of 145 mph https://t.co/WjiBQalASb pic.twitter.com/kyq2bwSQ8Q— Weather Underground (@wunderground) February 19, 2016
more stunning, ominous Himawari satellite imagery of Severe Tropical Cyclone #Winston bearing down on Fiji pic.twitter.com/RuZ1r9PJxB— NWS OPC (@NWSOPC) February 19, 2016