A teacher at Nacamaki District School in Koro, Ilisabeta Daurewa says they are experiencing damaging winds at the moment and several kitchen sheds in the village have been blown away.
She says more than 100 people are taking shelter in six classrooms at the school.
Daurewa says there is heavy rain and while they cannot see anything, they can hear waves continuing to crash through at the lower end of the village.
She says they cannot stop the rain from seeping into the windows and doors and for now they have moved all children to the dry places in the rooms while the men continue to stand guard.
She says Nacamaki District School is on high ground and they are safe for now.
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