UPDATE: Thanks to Wendy of Peceli & Wendy's Blog Babasiga for keeping us informed with updates. Here is the latest tracking map which was produced at 6 AM Fiji time Saturday.
As you can see, the storm made a sharp turn eastward and the center will now pass off shore to the east of Taveuni. There is still the possibility of wind damage and flooding on eastern Vanua Levu and Taveuni. "Several homes have been flattened in Cikobia (see map). Cikobia and North Eastern parts as well as nearby islands have been experiencing destructive hurricane force winds with average speed of up to 160 km/ph and monetary gusts of up to 240 km/hr." -Fiji Times (that's 100 mph with gusts to 150 mph).
Some of the villages along the north and east coast of Taveuni are in low lying coastal areas. Also the tiny islands of the Lau group are now in its projected path. About 30 of these islands are inhabited and the total population of the group is nearly 40,000.
Presently at Tropical Storm strength, Cyclone Daman is about 400 km North of Nadi and on a path that will cut through the middle of the island nation. Heavy rains and flash floods as well as sea flooding in low coastal areas are expected. Winds of 80 to 100 kph (50-62 mph) are forecast.
I hope they do a better job of getting the word out than was apparently the case last April with Cyclone Cliff, so that damage can be minimized and people kept safe.
For a first hand account of Oregon's recent "extra tropical" storms, which orinated in the Philippines and crossed the Paific (!), check out the Snabulus blog.