Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Tomas over central Lau
The operations manager Anthony Blake says communications are still difficult but at least 50 homes are known to have been destroyed and many more damaged.
He says the declaration of a state of disaster will free up resources for the affected areas, and police, army, and other emergency services are being deployed.
Blake says there has been widespread flooding and some roads are closed. Power is also out in most parts of the Northern Division, which he says is affecting the water and sewerage systems.