8 Apr 2020

Cyclone Harold tears through Vanuatu, Fiji, thousands homeless

From Checkpoint, 5:54 pm on 8 April 2020

Cyclone Harold is bearing down on Fiji, where torrential rain has flooded rivers and powerful winds have already caused significant damage.

The storm has weakened somewhat - now Category 4 - but it is still packing a punch a day after it tore a trail of destruction across Vanuatu.

There, the scale of devastation is only just starting to emerge. And both countries are also dealing with coronavirus issues.

RNZ Pacific's Jamie Tahana reports.