SAINT-DENIS, Reunion, Jan 23 (AFP) -
The French Indian Ocean island of Reunion was Wednesday struggling to cope
with widespread property damage and energy cuts after being savaged by
a cyclone packing winds of up to 250 kilometres (155 miles) per hour.
"Severe damage" had been caused
to buildings and electricity and water networks by cyclone Dina, which
hit Tuesday, Reunion's prefect, or top government official, Gonthier Friederici,
said. Two people were injured.
Half the island's homes were without
power, 2,500 people were in emergency shelters and fallen trees, downed