#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Early reports say 20 per cent of homes damaged

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Early reports say 20 per cent of homes damaged

Reports coming in suggest the damage to Fiji from Cyclone Tomas may not be as bad as first thought.

The general director of the Fiji Red Cross, Alice Cupit, says from what she has seen so far, about 20 percent of homes have been lost.

She says the damage is not as bad as she was expecting.

Red Cross was part of the team on the RNZAF Hercules that carried out a flyover over Vanua Levu and Cikobia, yesterday.

Cupit says it was hard to get a clear picture from the plane but crops and food sources are likely to be badly damaged.

A flyover of the Lau group was to happen today. Media reports over the past two days have said the Lau group has been hard hit.

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