Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Qarase village devastated
He told Radio New Zealand the Category Four cyclone was the worst in living memory and that as many as 50 houses have been destroyed on Vanua Balavu, which is in the Lau group.
He says food supplies have had to be brought in to help feed people and that locals will have to rely on supplies for a while yet.
Meanwhile, on the northern island of Koro, seven of the 14 villages have been badly damaged.
On the tiny Cikobia Island, north of Vanua Levu, home to about 400 people, three days of pounding by Cyclone Tomas left houses smashed, trees uprooted and boats washed away.