Maysak worst disaster in Chuuk for 20 - 30 years

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Emergency relief supplies from overseas will almost certainly be needed to help the people of the Federated States f Micronesia recover from Typhoon Maysak which ripped through parts of the island chain last week.

The category five storm hit Chuuk and Yap states, killing five people, destroying buildings, contaminating water supplies and making around 7,000 people homeless.

Wilfred Robert, chief of staff for Chuuk's Governor, who is also deputy director of the state's Disaster Coordination Committee, tells Bruce Hill Maysak has been the worst natural disaster to hit FSM in twenty to thirty years.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Wilfred Robert, chief of staff for Chuuk's Governor

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation