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Cyclone Evan batters Fiji

  • The biggest cyclone to hit Fiji in 20 years battered the Pacific island nation on Monday with winds hitting speeds of 125 mph.

    Thousands of people sought shelter in evacuation centers as the category-four destroyed homes, cut power and caused flash floods.

    The main island of Viti Levu was the hardest hit while the country's second-largest city, Lautoka, looked like a "war zone" in the aftermath according to the Fiji Times.

    The cyclone has since been downgraded and is expected to weaken as it heads into cooler southern waters.

    No deaths have been reported.

    Last week, Evan killed at least five people in Samoa.