Fiji’s government has warned residents to stay alert on Friday as a slow-moving hurricane ground across the Pacific island nation, bringing gusts of wind of up to 285km per hour, causing flooding and landslides, and leaving at least two people dead. Al Jazeera reports that the powerful Cyclone Yasa, a top category 5 storm, landed over the Bua province on the northern island of Vanua Levu on Thursday evening, bringing torrential rain and widespread flooding across low-lying areas of the archipelago but missing the most-populated area around the capital, Suva in the southern main island of Viti Levu, where an estimated 850,000 people live. Images shared on social media showed roads blocked by landslides, floodwaters and fallen trees.