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Cyclone Yasa Took Everything, Farmer Tells

The mother-of-three children said it was difficult to breath and assure her children that everything was going to be fine.
20 Dec 2020 13:05
Cyclone Yasa Took Everything, Farmer Tells
From left: Andrew Catanasiga with his children, Nunia Catanasiga, Nanise Catanasiga, Dilate Catanasiga and wife Mere Catanasiga inside the remains of their house in Lekutu, Bua, after Cyclone Yasa on December 18, 2020. Photo: Shratika Naidu

The most difficult thing in life is to recollect remains from cyclones and plan how to rebuild house and family.

Mere Catanasiga, 33, of Lekutu Village in Bua said after Cyclone Yasa completely destroyed her house.

The mother-of-three children said it was difficult to breath and assure her children that everything was going to be fine.

“On Wednesday, we secured our one-bedroom house and thought we will be spared,” Mrs Catanasiga said.

“At the height of Cyclone Yasa around 9pm we felt the house shaking.”

She said then they quickly ran to a relative’s house in the neighborhood.

The youngest daughter, Dilate Catanasjga said she could hear the sound of the wind and it was scary.

“I quickly ran out early morning to see our house and I cried because everything was gone.”

Her father, Andrew Catanasiga, a root crop farmer, said everything in his farm was damaged.

“Lekutu Secondary School is also badly damaged,” Mr Catanasiga said.

He added that Cyclone Yasa had damaged nearly everything.

“It didn’t spare anything,” he said.

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