Thursday, March 18, 2010
Assessment teams try to reach worst hit areas
Assessment teams are this morning trying to get to the worst hit areas and are being helped by New Zealand and Australian teams.
Three patrol boats left Suva last night and one of them is expected to reach Vanua Levu midday before heading to Cikobia island.
New Zealand and Australia have sent aircrafts with emergency aid supplies and the promise the missions will do what they can to help get supplies to affected areas.
It's believed several people have perished from the cyclone and six deaths were being reported last night, but officials have so far been unable to confirm the reports, with the police saying efforts have been slowed with communication being down.