Cyclone Dovi swamps Vanuatu and New Caledonia before hitting New Zealand

(ORDO NEWS) — Tropical Cyclone Dovi impacts islands in the South Pacific on February 10, 2022.

The cyclone formed from a tropical depression near Vanuatu and New Caledonia, wind speeds were about 90 kilometers per hour.

These islands have experienced strong winds and heavy rains in previous days, causing flooding and tidal waves in coastal areas. Rivers also burst their banks, flooding low-lying areas.

Roads flooded, isolating rural areas as travel became impossible. Strong winds and flooding caused damage to residential buildings. Temporary shelters have been opened to help the victims.

Warnings were issued due to the severe storm. Citizens are advised not to leave their homes during inclement weather.

The path of the cyclone lies towards New Zealand, which increases the risk of severe flooding and destruction in the country.

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