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10 homes destroyed, assessments begin

Lice Movono
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Update: 6:01PM MOST of the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita has been to homes and farms, government disaster management officials say as they make plans to ship support to Lau.

Meanwhile the Australian Defense Forces is conducting aerial survey of cyclone stricken areas.

Anare Leweniqila, the director of the National Disaster Management Office said government was focused on completing damage assessments in its response to post cyclone relief needs in Southern Lau.

Initial assessments indicate 10 homes completely destroyed and 26 partially so.

Crops in the two most southernmost islands of the Lau group, Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa were badly damaged, a government statement issued this afternoon informs.

"We have received initial reports from Turaga-ni-Koros indicating that housing and agriculture are the sectors with the most damages. We will deploy multi-sectoral assessment teams with immediate relief supplies to verify reports on the ground," Mr. Leweniqila said.

"Currently, the Australian Defense Forces are facilitating an aerial survey on our behalf, and the data received will allow us to make concrete plans of response for the next 48 hours."

Meanwhile the NDMO said government vessels would deploy as soon as the weather clears.

See evacuee information here: 

Source: NDMO








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