From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West
With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai'i
SUVA, Fiji (Oceania Flash, Mar. 17)
- Tropical cyclone Erica, which on Friday devastated the French Pacific
territory of New Caledonia, may have left up to 3,500 homeless, officials
said over the weekend.
Erica swept through New Caledonia's main
island Western coast on Friday packing winds up to 300 kilometers per hour.
Two people were killed, dozens injured
and early reports from damage assessment missions sent at the week end