#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Cyclone victims need shelter

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cyclone victims need shelter

Temporary shelter has been identified as the most urgent need for victims of Cyclone Tomas.

Officials from the disaster management office are holding discussions with Australia and New Zealand to be supplied with all-weather tents.

The two countries have been helping out by sending their defence planes to help with aerial surveys and distribute relief supplies.

Three navy vessels filled with emergency supplies and a team of technical experts, are currently visiting the Lau and Lomaitivi Groups and Cikobia.

Cyclone Tomas has affected more then 12,000 people in the Northern and Eastern divisions and the Lau and Lomaiviti groups.

Disaster officials are still trying to determine the extent of the damage caused by the cyclone.