Cyclone Yasa and Fiji

While the snowstorm made headlines in the US yesterday, cyclone Yasa crossed the islands of Fiji yesterday …

TAOS/TC Impact estimate for Cyclone Yasa

Loss of life seems light, two deaths confirmed so far as of Friday morning US East Coast time, but damage is extensive. Fortunately the damage swath missed the more densely populated island of Viti Levu and main city of Sava, but it is still likely that Yasa caused upwards of $100 Million USD in damage. That may not seem like much, however for some perspective that’s around 1.8% of GDP, so it would be the equivalent of 360 Billion dollar storm hitting the US, or over three Katrina/Sandy class storms.

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