Cyclone Winston, Seen From Space

Striking Fiji on February 20, category 5 cyclone Winston brought widespread damage to numerous islands. Approximately 80 percent of the nation's 900,000 people lost power, including the entirety of Vanua Levu, as hurricane-force winds downed trees and power lines. Communications with Vanua Balavu, Lakeba, Cicia, Nayau, Taveuni, and Qamea were lost on February 20. Landline telephone service was lost on Matuku Island.