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provides leadership in the development and maintenance of measures to support communities in reducing their risks and managing the consequences of disasters. Here is their Temotu page: ndmo.gov.sb/index.php/temotu Here are some posts about recent disasters in the province: temotusurf.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Tsunami
Cyclone Pam March 2015 So what is the local hospital in Lata like?
Well, this was what it was like in 2008.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Temotu authorities have received reports of damages in Reef Islands, Tikopia and Anuta.
“According to reports we received from Reefs islands over the weekend all food gardens and food trees were all blown away and destroyed by the heavy rain and strong wind.
“Most of the people only have very little food supply which will last them this week. In two weeks’ time they should run out of food because all their food gardens and food trees were damaged,” Mr Tego said.
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Between 3rd and 8th February there have been 155 shocks greater than 4.6 from this area: This area is defined by Latitude 10.718 S to 10.852 S and Longitude 164.228 E to 166.784 E.
- One that caused the tsunami (8)
- Three shocks 7 to <8
- Seven shocks 6 to <7
- Ninety shocks 5 to <6
winhelp.com.au/ourworld/temotu/shocks13.xls Ndendo is a mostly a rocky outcrop with thin soils so it should have few problems with soil liquefaction. This problem comes with lots and lots of aftershocks and is at its worst on floodplains like the area around Christchurch. But people in Temotu Province should still be very careful around places known to have deep soil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soil_liquefaction
Our thoughts go to the kids, their parents and the rest of the village at this difficult time. Sipuru Rove of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) told the Solomon Star "an estimated 3,000 people were homeless" Red Cross disaster manager Cameron Vudi said
"There are still reports coming in. Most of the reports are confined to areas that are accessible by road but there are a lot more communities that have been damaged."
Nela is close to Lata, almost a suburb and easily accessible by road.
Relief web reliefweb.int/country/slb
Relief web have an assessment that looks like the places affected were all on the west coast of the island. Message from Ben Hepworth on Pidgeon Island (9 Feb13 8:30 AEDST)
"..thought I would let you know that Reef Islands and Carlyle Bay are fine despite the tsunami."
In another article in the Solomon Star:
Temotu Provincial Disaster Management Office spokesman Frank Menoya said search for missing people in affected areas are still continuing. solomonstarnews.com/news/national/17109-1million-for-relief-supplies I expect that the Solomon Star will be the best source for future stories as the big international news organisations move on. Radio NZ comes a close second:
The premier of Temotu province says 3,100 people are now without shelter as they brave continuing shakes after Friday morning’s shallow aftershock.
Father Charles Brown Beu says people fled again to higher ground after the 6.7 quake, the largest following Wednesday’s 8.0 earthquakes and subsequent tsunami. New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, says the remoteness of the area means it may take some time to gain a full picture of the extent of the damage.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=1&id=pacific.TSUPAC.2013.02.06.0347 News reports say 5 are dead and a hundred houses destroyed.
Radio NZ reports that a surge wave affected three or four villages. Luke Taula, a fisheries officer in Lata, told the ABC the tsunami arrived in small tidal surges rather than as one large wave.
"We have small waves come in, then go out again, then come back in. The waves reached the airport terminal," he said. He said the worst damage would be to villages on the western side of a point that protects the main township.
radionz.co.nz/news/world/127416/ The coast affected includes the airport in this picture:
The village of Nela, see William Membuta, our thoughts go to you, your family and village at this time. Watching on YouTube
No mention in any news reports that the local hospital in Lata already has too few doctors.
Few mentions of damage to Lata airport or the extent of that damage. The coast to the west of the airport would also have houses damaged if the airport had problems. The main town of Lata is up a hill, the harbour is on the other side from the brunt of the tsunami and recorded .9M rise. youtube.com/results?search_query=tsunami+solomon+islands&oq=tsunami Note: this YouTube video is a fake:
Definite tsumani wave but I am calling it a fake. Way too much infrastructure for Lata on Ndendo in Temotu province, Solomon Islands. No reports of it hitting anywhere with a coastline like this.
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