Initial Situational Overview (aerial/over-flight) Assessment Report
Summary of the Aerial Assessment Team’s Finding Scope and Scale of the Impact:
The evidences and signs of impacts were localised to only two wards (Duidui and Wanderer Bay), specifically between Korangu and Viso.
Summary of Impacts:
Evidences of Landslides
Most of the landslides are on the mountainous and hilly areas between Veuru and IruIru.
Blockage to waterways/Damming Effects
There was no indication of any upstream blockage caused by landslide which will cause damming effects that could potentially cause flash-floods to downstream river banks communities. All the major river systems and streams show the signage of normal river flows.
Damaged and destroyed shelters
No signs of any damages and destruction to dwelling houses.
All the villages located close to the epicentre including the two most closest to the epicentre are intact and no sighting of any collapsed housed.
Hard to tell from the air, however, if such need exists, communities would have reported it to the clinics which will inform the National Referral Hospital and the NEOC or in worst case scenario villages would attempt any signage to wave down the helicopter.
There were no signs of any indication of any damages to food gardens as the direct impact of the Earthquake and Landslides. Food gardens are sighted as in very good condition as shown in Figure 6, and all gardening areas are located further away from the landslides impacted areas.
The only impacts on Agriculture are with regard to some destroyed coconuts sighted as shown in Figure 1 (which is located in the Veuru Area). The only impact anticipated by the team regarding food garden is the high probability of water-logging and flooding because of the current heavy rains and strong winds on the Weather Cost.
Summary of anticipated Impacts:
The sectors most likely to be affected are as follows:
- Agriculture Sector
No direct impact as the result of the earthquake and landslides, however, it is anticipated that because of the heavy rains and strong winds, most of the food gardens, particularly those located along the major river systems will be impacted by flooding and water-logging.
If this scenario occurs, then there is urgent need for Emergency Food Relief.