The village of Tukuraki in Fiji's highlands on the main island of Viti Levu was destroyed in 2012 by a large landslide. Tragically the lives of a young family was lost and the community was forced to relocate to temporary homes due to the land being deemed unstable and at risk of further landslides. Disaster continued to impact the community when they were hit by a Category 4 Cyclone at the end of 2012 and again in early 2016 by the most severe cyclone ever to impact Fiji's shores.
Lessons Learnt TC Winston
This documentary is the voices of those that were affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston when it struck into Fiji on 20 February 2016.
TC Winston packed winds of up to 320km/h, killed 44 people, and caused FJD 1.99bn worth of damage to the developing nation of Fiji. The devastation was unprecedented and the recovery will take years for many communities to rebuild.
This documentary captures the Lessons Learned by communities, leaders, Government, community groups and other people directly affected by the disaster and shows the resilience of this country to build back better and improve future disaster management response.The documentary was developed in partnership with the National Disaster Management Office and the Pacific Community.
VFA PIEMA ACT
The Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA) is dedicated to supporting a safer Pacific while creating excellence in emergency management.
As part of PIEMAs work a twinning arrangement has been made with the Australian Capital Territory Fire Service (ACT Fire & Rescue). This arrangement is to be formalised with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding over the course of the event in Vanuatu.This MoU not only supports a long-term relationship with ACT Fire & Emergency Service and the Vanuatu Government but it genuinely helps in creating a safer Pacific because two firetrucks are being donated as part of this work, which will be the first operating firetrucks for Port Villa in recent years.