Tropical Cyclone Josie kills 4 in Fiji

The category one cyclone is moving away from Fiji but severe flooding remains for many areas in Viti Levu.
The category one cyclone is moving away from Fiji but severe flooding remains for many areas in Viti Levu. Photo credit: Facebook

Four people in Fiji have been killed and one is still missing after being washed away in the floodwaters of Tropical Cyclone Josie.

The category one cyclone is moving away from Fiji but severe flooding remains for many areas in Viti Levu.

Police confirmed that while five people were swept away by the flood, only four bodies have been retrieved. They are still searching for a 19-year-old man who was washed away in Sabeto Nadi.

While it didn't make landfall in Fiji, Tropical Cyclone Josie brought damaging gale force winds to some southern and western islands.

The cyclone is now moving south east at 10km/h, with a strong wind warning still in place for in Viti Levu, Yasawa and Mamanuca group, Kadavu and nearby smaller islands, Lau and Lomaiviti Group.

Heavy rain is expected to remain for most of the country.

Newshub.