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Cyclone Keni gone

I conveyed in my last blog my absence for awhile from WA due to Cyclone Keni which was approaching my Country Fiji an Island in the Pacific Ocean. The Cyclone had a wind-speed ranging between 130 km - 185 km per hour. Where I lived, it was spared but there were other areas that bore the brunt of its destruction and further aggravated by flooding which made our Towns like Nadi, Rakiraki, Sigatoka Ba and Tavua look like oceans..

Impact of Climate Change

I am 73 years old now and I am witnessing the DANGEROUS IMPACT of Climate Change in my Country. I am used to the term ' hurricane ' being used in the 1950s when destructive force wind hit our Country but the wind speed then was usually below 100 km per hour. It was in the 1980s that the term ' cyclone ' got introduced.

In my experience of hurricane it is the weaker of the two and when it moves it seems to take a less cyclonic forward- push movement at a faster pace whereas for cyclone it spins like a screw in a forward-backward-forward-backward circular movement and travels at very slow pace while gathering its speed. The strongest tropical cylone we have experienced is Cyclone Winston with the windspeed reaching 300 km per hour..


Heavy downpour of rain combined with the PHENOMENAL SEA ENCROACHMENT INLAND is now the cause of widespread flooding which were rare before year 2000 in the Western Towns of Sigatoka, Nadi, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki.

What's the future like?

How will Climate Change affect us all? I have used the plight of my country to demonstrate that if the world leaders do not heed the warnings issued by Scientific Minds of measures to take to lessen impact of Climate Change, then the whole world will have to face its ill-consequences.

I mentioned above that the strongest cyclone to hit Fiji was Cyclone Winston with the windspeed of 300 km per hour so what happens if it start climbing to 400 - 600.km per, WILL ANYTHING REMAIN STANDING OR BE SAVED?,

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TonyHamilton Premium
Welcome back Taniela,

I am happy to hear that you have survived Keni my Friend.

Climate change does indeed seem to be affecting the hurricane strengths.

Sad that our world is being changed daily, the future will look so much different than now.

Let's pray for our ability to always have faith and hope my Friend,

Tony
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MojalefaR Premium
Thanks for inviting us into your country to give us a view of the devastation Keni visited on Fiji. I am glad you posted this story because I now know some towns/cities in Fiji and got to learn a bit how these fast moving storms work.

The world, especially your world and others who experience the storms, will have to find ways to minimize their devastation. Over here (South Africa) we rarely experience storms of that magnitude.

All the best
Mojalefa.
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Happy2Learn Premium
Glad you made it through. My thought and prayers are with your community.
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Print Premium
Hey, glad you and your family are okay and you are back on WA!
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OKELLOFRANK Premium
Am glad that you are back.
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davehayes Premium
Glad you are safe
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KMrwashu1 Premium
Welcome back, am happy you and family are safe.

regards,

Kele
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Happy you are safe Qavavo. Yes, politicians need to take heed of the scientists. Climate Change is not a myth!
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mystyle Premium
Grateful you are safe and back, welcome
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buffetearns Premium
Welcome back! Nice to know you are safe, keep it that way!

Wayne
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Melissa901 Premium
Mercy I am so glad that you made it okay and sorry for the towns that got hit. Hopeful recovering from this won't take a horribly long time.
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JanoH Premium
Lots to think about! Stay safe!
Jano
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marmar463 Premium
Yes, welcome back and take care of yourself and be careful.
God be with you

Mary
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TurboEric Premium
Welcome back and I’m glad to hear you’re okay!(:
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