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Aid distribution underway in Fiji after Cyclone Josie

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The clean up and distribution of aid is underway in Fiji following Cyclone Josie, as schools in worst affected areas remain closed.

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Tropical Cyclone Josie causes major flooding in Fiji's BaTropical Cyclone Josie causes major flooding in Fiji's Ba Photo: Fiji Village Four people died and one person is still missing after the cyclone brought severe weather to Fiji as a Category 1 storm over the weekend.

The western half of the main island Viti Levu was worst hit by widespread flooding, Radio NZ reported.

The Fiji Red Cross has been busy giving out aid like dignity kits, hygiene packs, jerry cans, and solar lights to those worst affected.

People are still taking shelter in evacuation centres.

Nadi houses the most evacuees, with 471 people making use of eight evacuation centres in the town.

The National Disaster Office said it was working hard to restore power and water.

Most roads are now clear and back in use, but some roads still have debris to be cleared or damage that needs repairing.

The Fiji government has distributed emergency food and is hoping for fine weather in the coming days to assist in the clear up, although a heavy rain alert remains in force.

The Fiji Met office said this afternoon ex Tropical Cyclone Josie was moving southeast away from Fiji.

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