World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Tsunami Update - hospital has confirmed 9 deaths

Reports from the Lata hospital have confirmed 9 deaths

Areas Affected
Coastal areas of Temotu, Makira-Ulawa and Malaita Provinces.
Status:
The following are the updates from the provinces:
1. Temotu Province
• Lata Airport reported wave damage to the terminal building and a number of large logs are blocking the runway.
• 3 casualties have been reported and all houses have been destroyed in Nela Village.
• 1 casualty has been reported in Luava Village and 16 houses have reportedly been destroyed.
• 1 child in Birmbe has been swept away by the sea and is still missing. An unconfirmed number of houses had been destroyed.
• Venga Village reports 1 casualty.
• Malo Village on Neo Island report 3 people missing and 1 confirmed deceased.
• Gracious Bay reports that a piggery farm has been washed away.
• Otabe Village reported that waves went through the village but there were no reports of casualties or damage at this time.
• Unusual wave and current activity around the province reported.
• No reports from more remote parts of the province are currently available due to the ‘all clear’ not yet being given.

2. Makira-Ulawa Province
• Kirakira, Santa Anna and Namunga reported high swells but everyone was able to move to higher grounds.
• Kirakira hospital was successfully evacuated.
• No damage reports are currently available.
• River levels were observed to rise at least 4 times in Kirakira indicating a series of waves were generated.

3. Malaita Province
• Unusual wave and current activity has been reported throughout the province but no damage has been reported at this time.

Provincial Assistance:
1. Temotu Province
• The Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) has been activated and the Provincial Disaster Officer (PDO) is providing regular updates to the NEOC.
2. Makira
• Reports are being relayed to the NEOC via the Assistant Provincial Planner and the PEOC has been activated.
________________________________________
3. Malaita Province
• Members of communities are reporting to the Malaita PDO at the NEOC directly.

National Assistance:
1. NEOC
• NEOC has been activated.
• The National Disaster Council members have been contacted and are on standby.
• NDMO is organizing an assessment team to fly to Temotu tomorrow (07/02/13).
• Medical personnel will be dispatched with the assessment team tomorrow.

International Assistance:
Decisions on requests for assistance will depend on feedback from the affected provinces.

Future Operations:
Recommendations:
• Immediate deployment of teams to support Temotu PEOC to set up coordination arrangements on site.
Solomon Airlines is sending a team on 07/02/13.
• Medical personnel are to be part of the deployed team.
• Possible flyover to be conducted over Santa Cruz by Solomon Airlines.

Evaluation:
It is too early to have a clear picture of the damage caused. The high number of aftershocks and the difficulties inherent in accessing Temotu makes gathering swift accurate information a challenge. The concern is for the more remote areas of Temotu where no reports have been forthcoming thus far.
NEOC Activation:
NEOC has been activated.

Source: National Disaster Management Office (NDMO)


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Signs Of Ebola Decline In Liberia Offer ‘Glimmer Of Hope’

Equipped with UNICEF-developed and Government-approved awareness materials, these girls go door-to-door in West Point, Monrovia, to educate their parents, family members and friends about Ebola and how it can be prevented. Photo: UNICEF/UNI171713/Griggers More>>

ALSO:

Allegations Of Misreporting By Joint Darfur Mission

Ban ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Findings of Review of Allegations of Misreporting by Joint Darfur Mission More>>

Status Quo Not Viable Option’ In Jerusalem

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefs the Security Council at its meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More>>

ALSO:

  • ITUC - Israel’s Settlement Expansion is an Outrage
  • World News: No To TPP Trade-Offs

    No to TPP Trade-Offs, Say Public Health, Fair Trade Activists at Sydney TPP Ministers’ Meeting More>>

    ALSO:

  • AFTINET - Fair Trade Group Calls for Release of TPP Text
  • Al Jazeera Interpol Rejects Egypt Request For Red Notice On Journalist

    Interpol, the international organisation for police cooperation, has rejected a request from Egypt to issue one of its red notices against Ahmed Mansour, an Al Jazeera journalist. More>>

    UN-Backed Study: Fruit Flies To Prompt Better Pest Controls

    Bactrocera dorsalis is causing “incalculable damage to horticultural industries and food security” across a swathe of countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America. Photo: IAEA/Viwat Wornoayporn More>>


    ‘The Only Way To Stop Ebola Is At Its Source’ – UN Chief

    Girls in the city of Voinjama look at a poster that displays information and illustrations about how to prevent the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNICEF/2014/Liberia/Jallanzo More>>

    ALSO:

  • Christian World Service - CWS appeals for help to Stop Ebola
  • UN: Multi-Billion Dollar Horn Of Africa Pledge

    UN’s Ban, Global Leaders Join Forces in Multi-Billion Dollar Horn of Africa Pledge More>>


     
     
     
     
     
    World
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news