Feb 20, 2016

'Stunned and Confused': Six Dead After Cyclone Hits Fiji

Fiji
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Most of Fiji was without electricity Sunday and residents were told to stay inside for a second straight night as officials scrambled to restore services and assess damage in the wake of a ferocious cyclone that left at least six people dead and destroyed homes.

Winds from Cyclone Winston, which tore through the Pacific Island chain over the weekend, reached 180 miles per hour, making it the strongest storm in the Southern Hemisphere since record-keeping began, according to Weather.com.