category 5 tropical cyclone named Zoe with winds above 300km/h hit the
islands of Tikopia, Fataka and Anuta, in the Solomon Islands (SOI) on 28
December 2002, affecting a total population of approximately 1,200 people.
At 2 p.m. local time (0300 GMT) Zoe was about 75 km east of Tikopia. The
SOI meteorological service has warned that flooding could also affect the
islands. Cyclone Zoe, born early Thursday in Tuvalu waters, is now weakening
and is heading east for open waters between Vanuatu and Fiji. - OCHA Sit-Rep
No.1 (30 Dec 02)