Eye cyclone Diagram of a Northern hemisphere hurricane Tropical cyclones are areas of relatively low pressure in the tropospherewith the largest pressure perturbations occurring at low altitudes near the surface. On Earth, the pressures recorded at the centers of tropical cyclones are among the lowest ever observed at sea level. As air flows radially inward, it begins to rotate cyclonically counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere in order to conserve angular momentum. At an inner radius, air begins to ascend to the top of the troposphere.
Gradually, I have come to learn that this is my spirit holding my soul accountable, reminding me that I need to figure out how to ground myself- quick! In just a little under a year, I had unfortunately found myself in a situation I had hoped never to be in again.
Reporting on another tropical cyclone wreaking havoc in the Pacific. Over the weekend, less than a week after Fiji became the first nation to ratify the Paris AgreementTropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji and became the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere.
I remember working on Tropical Cyclone Pam in Suva a year ago. I was out for lunch at Saffron with two of my friends. I had just ordered the Goan style coconut fish curry and was looking forward to a decent meal and a long overdue catch up with my friends. Instead, I spent the entire time glued to my laptop fielding media requests from international media agencies, updating our live blog with digital ninja, colleague, and friend, Thelma Young, whilst also navigating how to hold space for Isso Nihmei, our Coordinator on the ground in Vanuatu- who was literally sending us up to date stories of the entire ordeal.
After that call, I drove home and proceeded to work all weekend constantly fielding media enquiries, updating the blog and again navigating hard conversations about what was the best way to respond, as an organisation, to everything that was going on. I repeat, it was crazy. We knew that the live blog would again be valuable and a source of solace for many people wanting credible, timely information from the ground.
We knew that the request for videos and images would come flying through from the media and we needed to provide them with something.
With the gift of foresight, we were able to contact three volunteers on the ground, Sina Suliano, Shanesh Prasad and George Nacewa, to live tweet their experiences using the Pacific Twitter handle. We needed to pace ourselves and be very realistic about our combined capacities and capabilities across time zones.
Most of all we knew that the organic hashtags that emerged on Twitter, TCWInston and CycloneWinston, meant that there would be many stories on this single event shaped by different perspectives, and this was important for people following this ordeal from afar. Following everything on Social Media.
Following the entire ordeal via Twitter from Wellington was insane, stories of fear, distraught and confusion filled my Twitter feed, followed by more confusion, more fear, and more distraught. Then came the report backs on the extent of the damage- homes destroyed, trees uprooted, families torn apart, lives lost.
In response, I turned to Twitter and social media to again elevate voices of my fellow Fijians on the ground. In more ways than one, I felt vindicated by sharing their stories.
I was struggling with feeling useless, being safe while my family and friends feared their lives back home, and was also figuring out how best to serve from afar.
Further, I was wondering whether or not I had the right to speak to, or even feel, some of the trauma felt by my friends and family on the ground. Social media, in its own little way, helped me navigate all that.
Personally, I feel that the ongoing narrative coming out this was ordeal was one that perfectly reflected the spirit of our people and our innate ability to smile through the pain.
Headline after headline painted a bleak picture of the devastation caused by TCWinston, yet we saw news articles, tweets and Facebook posts of people picking up the pieces and rebuilding their homes with hope shining through on their faces. People who had lost everything still acknowledged their faith by expressing their gratitude to God for keeping them and their loved ones safe.
Despite their loss, families dug deep to provide comfort to their neighbors, and little children throwing up peace signs in front of uprooted trees and damaged gardens. This is the Fiji that we all know and love.
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