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Luisa Remembers Horror Night

Senior citizen Luisa Lewamocemoce says she will never forget February 20. “This was the day when the Monster Cyclone Winston hit us,” the Nasau villager from Koro Island said. The
14 Mar 2016 08:17
Luisa Remembers  Horror Night
From left: Anasani Kurivasu, Luisa Lewamocemoce and Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Veena Bhatnagar at Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital in Suva. Photo: Shahani Mala.

Senior citizen Luisa Lewamocemoce says she will never forget February 20.

“This was the day when the Monster Cyclone Winston hit us,” the Nasau villager from Koro Island said.

The 70-year-old was injured when she was trying to save her paralysed husband from strong winds and currents.

“It was only 10am on Saturday when we started to experience the strong winds and when the roof of our house was blown away, we were trying to save ourselves,” she said.

Ms Lewamocemoce said she was really concerned about her husband and her children carried their father in the water to the evacuation centre.

“I was injured while I was swimming and I did not realise it until we had reached the evacuation centre,” Ms Lewamocemoce said.

“Our Nasau Village on Koro Island is completely destroyed.”

Ms Lewamocemoce said she was happy that everyone in her family was safe and her husband is currently resting and recovering at their relative’s place.

“When the medical staff from Suva came to Koro Island, then I was brought to Colonial War Memorial  Hospital,” she said.

Ms Lewamocemoce is recovering at the hospital and she is being looked after by her daughter Anasani Kurivasu who resides in Suva.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj

 



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