Cyclone “Victor” hits the Solomon Islands

Early in the morning, the Government put the country under emergency, but 6 people were killed, 18 were sent to the hospital and several houses were destroyed in Honiara, the city that took the brunt of the damage.

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It all started at 2 a.m., when the Nadi Weather Centre detected a cyclone developing near Nauru and moving towards the Solomon Islands. An hour later, the meteorologists contacted the Government, which quickly deployed their emergency plans. They warned ships in the area, broadcasted warnings on the radio, and alerted the police.

At 10 a.m. though, the cyclone struck Honiara, Solomon Islands’ capital city, killing 6 people, injuring 18, and leaving 100 people homeless. The emergency services are still on call in nearby districts, but they believe that Honiara was the worst affected district.

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One thought on “Cyclone “Victor” hits the Solomon Islands

  1. Hi Patricia, Strong headline and a good pic that catches my eye. I see that you have the main points in the introduction, which is good. But you seem to have written it in a style as if we already know what the story is about? Have another quick go assuming your reader knows nothing of what has happened. The rest of the story is great! Perhaps you can use this later sentence as a model for your first: “the cyclone struck Honiara, Solomon Islands’ capital city, killing 6 people, injuring 18, and leaving 100 people homeless”. Thanks.

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