STORM SURGES REACHED 26 FEET DURING FIJI

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Village completely inundated

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, March 19, 2010) - Islands in Fiji’s Lomaiviti group were hit by eight meter-high storm surges at the height of Cyclone Tomas, according to the National Disaster Management Office, DISMAC.

DISMAC spokesman Anthony Blake said the agency has been receiving reports about eight meter [26 ft] high waves.

Blake said a satellite system available to DISMAC recorded five meter [16 ft] high waves in the open sea.

He said based on that, reports of the eight meter high waves can be confirmed "because the wave heights are likely to be higher closer to shore".

"One village in Nairai was completely inundated," Blake said.

"Other places whether storm surges occurred are yet to be confirmed," he said.

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