Samoa Cyclone Ofa Feb 1990 UNDRO Situation Reports 1-8

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 06 Feb 1990


UNDRO 90/0231

CYCLONE 'OFA' - WESTERN SAMOA
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
6 FEBRUARY 1990

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL

1. FROM 1 TO 4 FEBRUARY, CYCLONE 'OFA' HIT WESTERN SAMOA AND ENTIRE REGIONS ARE AFFECTED. ELECTRICITY AND TELECOMMUNICATION CUT OFF, WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTED IN MOST AREAS AND SOME PORTIONS OF ROADS COMPLETELY WASHED AWAY. TWO AIR STRIPS IN SAVAII ARE DAMAGED AND TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN UPOLU, SAVAII AND PAGO PAGO ISLANDS HAS NOT RESUMED AT THIS MOMENT.

2. ALTHOUGH DAMAGE ASSESSMENT NOT COMPLETED YET, GOVERNMENT DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY AND REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL RELIEF ASSISTANCE.

3. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AS 3 PERSONS MISSING, 25,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS, WHOLE POPULATION OF 170,000 AFFECTED, 3,000 HOUSES DAMAGED. BREADFRUIT, BANANA AND TARO COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND 10 PER CENT OF COCONUT DAMAGED.

4. VERY FEW RELIEF SUPPLIES AVAILABLE LOCALLY. GOVT TRYING TO COMPLILE DETAILED LIST OF REQUIREMENTS, BUT MEANWHILE INDICATED TENTATIVE LIST INCLUDING FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • 2 HELICOPTERS
  • OUTBOARD MOTORS
  • DINGHIES
  • GENERATORS
  • PORTABLE PUMPS
  • HEAVY DUTY CHAIN SAWS
  • CLOTHING
  • ROOFING MATERIALS
  • MEDICAL SUPPLIES
  • FOOD SUCH AS RICE, WHEAT FLOUR AND CANNED FISH
5. ALL SUPPLIES MAY BE ADDRESSED TO:

CHAIRMAN
DISASTER RELIEF COMMITTEE
APIA
WESTERN SAMOA

6. GOVT AUSTRALIA SENDING A RELIEF FLIGHT LOADED WITH PLASTIC SHEETING, MOSQUITO NETS, CHAIN SAWS AND OTHER RELIEF SUPPLIES.

7. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), FAX (41-22-7335623) OR UNIENET (UNDROREG UNX008) OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUES PER ITEM.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

DPR 310 SAM'90(1)


UNDRO 90/0238

CYCLONE 'OFA' - WESTERN SAMOA
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
7 FEBRUARY 1990

1. FROM AERIAL VIEW, ABOUT 50 PER CENT OF HOUSES ON SAVAII AND 10 PER CENT OF HOUSES ALONG COAST OF UPOLU ISLAND DESTROYED. DEATH TOLL REMAINS 5, NUMBER OF INJURED NOT YET AVAILABLE.

2. ELECTRICITY STILL CUT OFF. VERY FEW LINE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. ONLY 10 TO 12 PER CENT OF WATER DRINKABLE AND IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN ONE WEEK TO RESUME ITS SERVICE IN UPOLU. WATER CONDITION IN SAVAII NOT KNOWN. LOCAL RED CROSS PROVIDING 300 WATER CONTAINERS (1-5 GALLONS).

3. FALEOLO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS OPEN BUT TWO AIR STRIPS IN SAVAII CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED. ROADS BETWEEN AIRPORT AND CAPITAL CITY OF APIA PASSABLE BUT WITH DIFFICULTIES. SEAPORT IN APIA IS CLOSED. ONLY LIMITED TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN UPOLU AND SAVAII STARTED TODAY.

4. GOVT SET UP COMMITTEE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE AND SUB-COMMITTEE CHAIRED BY PRIME MINISTER TO PLAN REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION STRATEGY.

5. AVAILABILITY OF PETROL UNTIL MID-FEBRUARY AND DIESEL UNTIL END MARCH. ALTHOUGH PETROL TANKER ARRIVING 10 FEBRUARY, ANCHOR OF BUOY AND PIPES TO DISCHARGE MUST BE INVESTIGATED BEFORE. GOVT ENCOURAGES TO ECONOMIZE OF ITS USE.

6. CONSIDERING THAT ROADS BETWEEN TOWNS DAMAGED, HELICOPTERS TO ASSESS DAMAGE/EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS AND TO TRANSPORT RELIEF SUPPLIES ARE AMONG MOST URGENT NEEDS.

7. TAKING ACCOUNT THERE ARE VERY FEW RELIEF SUPPLIES AVAILABLE LOCALLY, DONORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTRIBUTE CASH GRANT WITH WHICH PURCHASE/TRANSPORTATION FROM EITHER AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND CAN BE ARRANGED. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN POSITION TO PROCURE EMERGENCY SUPPLIES AS SOON AS FUNDS RECEIVED. UNDRO ACCORDINGLY PROVIDING EMERGENCY CASH GRANT OF US DLRS 15,000.

8. DONORS WISH TO CONTRIBUTE CASH THROUGH UNDRO SHOULD FOLLOW BANKING INSTRUCTION BELOW:

ACCOUNT NO. 183598-01-10 UNOG TRUST FUND FOR UNDRO WITH MENTION: WESTERN SAMOA - CYCLONE 'OFA' 90

LLOYDS BANK
1, PLACE BEL-AIR
CH-1211 GENEVA

9. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH GOVT TO COORDINATE INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE AND TO IDENTIFY QUANTIFIED RELIEF REQUIREMENTS. DETAILED LIST WILL FOLLOW AS SOON AS AVAILABLE.

10. FIRST RELIEF FLIGHT FROM AUSTRALIA ARRIVED WITH DOCTOR AND OTHER RELIEF SUPPLIES. ANOTHER FLIGHT IS ARRIVING WITH A HELICOPTER, RELIEF TEAM AND TECHNICIANS TO CHECK ANCHORING EQUIPMENT IN HARBOUR.

11. NEW ZEALAND GOVT ALSO SENDING RELIEF FLIGHT WITH HYDRO- GRAPHICAL SURVEY TEAM WITH RELIEF SUPPLIES AND GOVT USA PLANNING TO SEND 2 RELIEF FLIGHTS.

12. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), FAX (41-22-7335623) OR UNIENET (UNDROREG UNX008) OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUES PER ITEM.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

DPR 310 SAM'90(1)


UNDRO 90/0266

CYCLONE 'OFA'
WESTERN SAMOA, TOKELAU, NIUE, TONGA
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 3
9 FEBRUARY 1990

WESTERN SAMOA

1. POLICE OFFICERS ON FOOT REACHED MOST OF VILLAGES. SO FAR RE- PORTED 8 PERSONS DEAD, 3 MISSING. SIXTY PER CENT OF SCHOOLS DAMAGED. SEARCH OPERATIONS ON GOING. ELECTRICITY, WATER SUPPLY AND TELEPHONE LINES RESTORED IN SOME PARTS OF APIA.

2. SUB-COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SET UP UNDER DISASTER RELIEF COMMITTEE TO CONTROL DISTRIBUTION OF EMERGENCY SUPPLIES. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE WORKING ON REPLANTATION PLAN INCLUDING ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS OPENING ACCESS ROADS. IT WILL TAKE 4 - 5 MONTHS FOR BANANAS AND 8 MONTHS FOR TARO UNTIL PRODUCTS BECOME SUITABLE FOR CONSUMPTION.

3. RELIEF FLIGHTS FROM AUSTRALIA AND USA ARRIVED WITH HELICOPTERS, OTHER RELIEF SUPPLIES AND SURVEY TEAMS. RELIEF FLIGHT FROM NEW ZEALAND TO ARRIVE WITH TEAM OF EXPERTS FOR HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY OF PORT.

TOKELAU

4. TOKELAU (POPULATION OF 1,700) SUFFERED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. ALL THREE ATOLLS OF NUKUNONU, ATAFU AND FAKAOFU SEVERELY AFFECTED. PARTICULARY WHOLE ISLAND OF NUKUNONU AND ATAFU FLOODED BY SEA- WATER. SEA WALL OF FAKAOFU COMPLETELY WASHED AWAY.

5. NUMBER OF CASUALTIES NOT YET AVAILABLE. 2 HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, OTHER PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND HOUSES ARE EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED. TWO BRIDGES DESTROYED, DINGHIES AND FISHING GEARS LOST. ALL BANANA, 80 PER CENT COCONUT AND BREADFRUIT TREES DESTROYED.

6. OFFICE OF TOKELAU AFFAIRS IN WESTERN SAMOA REQUESTED EMERGENCY RELIEF ASSISTANCE FROM UN ORGANIZATIONS INDICATING REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING 9 HEAVY DUTY CHAIN SAWS, 3 GENERATORS (25 KWA), 70 SHOVELS, 60 WHEEL BARROWS, 70 RAKES, 30 LADDERS, 100 TOOL KITS, POLYETHYLENE ROOFING MATERIALS, 60 PINCH BARS, MEDICINES, CLOTHING, WIRES FOR TELEPHONE AND ELECTRICITY LINES,FLAT BOTTOMED ALUMINUM DINGHIES WITH YAMAHA 30 HSP OUT-BOARD MOTOR, FOOD (RICE, FLOUR, SUGAR, SKIMMED MILK POWDER, CORNED BEEF, CANNED MIXED VEGETABLES, BISCUITS,COFFEE AND TEA). NONE OF THESE ITEMS AVAILABLE LOCALLY.

7. RELIEF SUPPLIES MAY BE ADDRESSED TO:
THE OFFICIAL SECRETARY
OFFICE OF TOKELAU AFFAIRS
APIA, WESTERN SAMOA

8. GOVT NEW ZEALAND, AT REQUEST OF TOKELAU, UNDERGOING AIR DROP OPERATION OF FOOD, SENDING SHIPS LOADED WITH RELIEF SUPPLIES.

NIUE

9. ON 4/5 FEBRUARY, CYCLONE 'OFA' HIT NIUE AFTER PASSING WESTERN SAMOA WITH WINDS UP TO 107 KNOTS AND CAUSED WIDESPREAD DAMAGE TO TREES AND CROPS. EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO HOSPITAL AND HOTEL. BOTH HAD TO BE EVACUATED. MOST RESIDENTS OF SOUTH ALOFI TOWN EVACUATED. ACCESS ROAD TO WHARF AND DERRICK CRANE WASHED AWAY.

10. NIUE REQUESTED GOVT NEW ZEALAND ASSISTANCE OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES, WATER PUMPS, FUEL PUMPS, GENERATORS. RELIEF FLIGHT FROM NEW ZEALAND PROVIDED MEDICAL SUPPLIES, FOOD AND WATER PUMPS.

11. GOVT NEW ZEALAND CONVEYED NIUE'S REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

TONGA

12. TOFAHI AND NIUATOPUTAPU ISLANDS (POPULATION OF 2,500) WERE WORST AFFECTED WHILE NIUAFO'OU ISLAND SUFFERED MINOR DAMAGE. 300 HOUSES AND 2 SCHOOLS DESTROYED. EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO BREADFRUIT, COPRA AND OTHER CROPS. FOOD SUPPLIES WILL RUN SHORT IN TWO WEEKS. WEEKS. GOVT PLANNING AIRLIFT OPERATION OF FOOD.

13. GOVT REQUESTS INTERNATIONAL RELIEF ASSISTANCE.

14. CONTRIBUTIONS (REPORTED TO UNDRO AS OF 9/2)


UN SYSTEM
US DLRS
UNDRO
EMERGENCY CASH GRANT
15,000
UNDP
EMERGENCY CASH GRANT
30,000
GOVERNMENTS
AUSTRALIA
2 RELIEF FLIGHTS WITH A HELICOPTER, DIVING TEAM, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, 150 ROLLS PLASTIC SHEETING, 120 ROLLS ROPE, 6 ROLLS MOSQUITO NET, 5,000 TIE DOWNS
60 TARPAULINS
800,000
NEW ZEALAND
RELIEF FLIGHT WITH MEDICAL SUPPLIES, FOOD TO NIUE
(++)
2 RELIEF FLIGHTS WITH SUPPLIES TO WESTERN SAMOA, TOKELAU AND TONGA
(++)
2 SHIPS LOADED WITH RELIEF SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL
(++)
USA
CASH FOR FOOD, SHELTER, TRANSPORTATION
25,000
2 RELIEF FLIGHTS WITH 219 ROLLS PLASTIC SHEETING, 498 HAMMERS, 97 MACHETES, 20 CHAINSAW KITS, 247 CROSS CUT SAWS, 499 SHOVELS, 99 PICK/MATTOCKS, 97 WRECKING BARS, 2 HELICOPTERS
115,092
RED CROSS AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
AIDAB/NDO
280 BLANKETS
(++)
ADRA
CASH
8,000
RED CROSS AUSTRALIA
400 WATER CONTAINERS
(++)
(++) VALUE NOT REPORTED

15. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY
TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), FAX (41-22-7335623) OR UNIENET (UNDROREG
UNX008) OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUES PER ITEM.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

DPR 310 SAM'90(1)
DPR 310 NIU
DPR 310 TOI
DPR 310 TON


UNDRO 90/0281


CYCLONE 'OFA'
WESTERN SAMOA, TOKELAU, NIUE, TONGA
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 4
13 FEBRUARY 1990

1. RESOLUTION, INTRODUCED BY NEW ZEALAND GOVT, URGING ALL MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO RELIEF, REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION EFFORTS IN AFFECTED COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES, WAS ADOPTED AT 4TH MEETING OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC) ORGANIZATIONAL SESSION 8 FEBRUARY.

WESTERN SAMOA

2. DEATH TOLL UNCHANGED AT 8 (4 ON SAVAII, 4 ON UPOLU). 3 MISSING PERSONS FOUND ALIVE.

3. EMERGENCY RELIEF SUPPLIES, INCLUDING MEDICINE, FOOD AND SHELTER MATERIALS, REACHED ALL SERIOUSLY AFFECTED VILLAGES (IN UPOLU: FAGALOA AND TIAVEA-TAI. IN SAVAII: TAFUA TAI, SAFOTU, AVAO, FAGA, SAIPIPI, PUAPUA, MANASE, GAUTAVAI. AND APOLIMA TAI.) DISTRIBUTION OF RELIEF SUPPLIES TO LESS AFFECTED VILLAGES BEGINNING SHORTLY BASED ON ASSESSED NEEDS.

4. HEALTH DEPARTMENT DOES NOT FORESEE ANY EPIDEMICS OR MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS RESULTING FROM DISASTER.

5. DESPITE DAMAGE TO PORT FACILITIES, NO MAJOR PROBLEMS POSED TO INCOMING VESSELS.

6. ELECTRICITY NOT YET RESTORED IN MANY AREAS.

7. NATIONAL DISASTER COUNCIL'S PRELIMINARY REPORT SHOWS DAMAGE BROKEN DOWN BY SECTORS:


(IN MILLIONS OF TALA)
- BUILDINGS
90.80
- PRIMARY INDUSTRY
(INCLUDES AGRICULTURE)
84.10
- SEA TRANSPORT
54.50
- ROAD TRANSPORT
40.00
- POWER SUPPLY
10.15
- COASTAL PROTECTION
10.00
- AIR TRANSPORT
8.15
- WATER SUPPLY
4.50
- POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
3.50
- EDUCATION
0.80
- HEALTH
0.10
TOTAL
306.60 (USD 136.3 MILLION)
(NOT INCLUDED: TOURISM, COMMERCE AND PRIVATE PROPERTY LOSS)

TUVALU (POPULATION 8,700 PEOPLE, FORMERLY ELLIS ISLANDS)

8. VAITUPU ISLAND SUFFERED MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. MORE THAN HALF OF 130 FAMILIES ON VAITUPU ARE HOMELESS. FOOD SUPPLY LOW. DETAILED DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TO BE CARRIED OUT SHORTLY WITH RETURN OF CALM WEATHER ALLOWING SHIPS TO NAVIGATE. GOVT ESTABLISHED DISASTER RELIEF FUND REQUESTING DONORS TO CONTRIBUTE.

NIUE

9. NO DEATH NOR SERIOUS INJURY REPORTED. HOWEVER, CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO PUBLIC BUILDINGS. ELECTRICITY RESTORED TO MOST HOMES AND GOVT PREMISES EXCEPT HOSPITAL (WHICH LIKELY NEEDS TO BE COMPLETELY REBUILT). NO EMERGENCY HOUSING REQUIRED AT THIS TIME.

10. COMMUNICATION WITH VILLAGES IS VERY LIMITED.

11. FOOD SUPPLIES SUFFICIENT FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS. ASSESSMENT OF STAPLE CROPS, I.E. TAROS, BEING CARRIED OUT. LIKELY, FOOD CROP DAMAGE WILL LEAVE NIUE WITH VERY LIMITED SUPPLY IN COMING MONTHS.

12. AIRPORT IS INTACT AND EXPECTING RESUMPTION OF SAMOAN AIR'S NORMAL SERVICE.

13. GOVT FOCAL POINT IS DISASTER RELIEF COMMITTEE (ADDRESS: ALOFI, NIUE), TO WHOM RELIEF SUPPLIES CAN BE SENT. LIST OF RELIEF REQUIREMENTS BEING ESTABLISHED. THEY ARE NOT LOCALLY AVAILABLE AND MUST BE BROUGHT IN BY AIR OR SEA.

TOKELAU

14. NEA ZEALAND HIGH COMMISSION IN APIA, WESTERN SAMOA, ORGANIZING EMERGENCY RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR TOKELAU.

15. OFFICE OF TOKELAU AFFAIRS REQUESTED FOOD AID FOR ENTIRE POPULATION OF 1,700 PEOPLE FOR SIX-MONTH DURATION.

16. NEEDS UPDATE (REF. UNDRO SITREP NO.3 PARA 6, 9 FEBRUARY): 9 HEAVY DUTY CHAIN SAWS. 3 ADDITIONAL GENERATORS (25 KWA). 14 ROLLS OF CLOTHING MATERIALS. 9 SIXTEEN FEET FLAT BOTTOM ALUMINUM DINGHIES WITH OUTBOARD MOTORS.

17. CONTRIBUTIONS REPORTED TO UNDRO SINCE SITREP NO.3 OF 09/02


UN SYSTEM
US DLRS
UNDRO
FOR TUVALU: EMERGENCY GRANT
8,000
GOVERNMENTS
UNITED KINGDOM
FOR WESTERN SAMOA:
- CASH PDS 50,000 FOR LOCAL PURCHASE RELIEF ITEMS
81,037
FOR TONGA:
- CASH PDS 25,000 FOR LOCAL PURCHASE RELIEF ITEMS

40,519
FOR TUVALU:
- CASH PDS 10,000 FOR RELIEF FUND

16,207
U.S.A
FOR WESTERN SAMOA:
- CASH FOR LOCAL PURCHASE RELIEF MATERIALS
- 2 PLANES WITH 224 ROLLS PLASTIC SHEETING AND HANDTOOLS
60,000
(++)
(++) VALUE NOT REPORTED
18. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), FAX (41-22-7335623) OR UNIENET (UNDROREG UNX008) OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUES PER ITEM.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

DPR 310 SAM'90(1)
DPR 310 NIU
DPR 310 TOI
DPR 310 TUV


UNDRO 90/0301


CYCLONE 'OFA'
WESTERN SAMOA, TUVALU, NIUE, TONGA, TOKELAU
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 5
15 FEBRUARY 1990

WESTERN SAMOA

1. NATIONAL DISASTER COUNCIL RELEASED PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT REPORT. FOLLOWING IS OF 7 FEBRUARY:

  • UP TO 100 PERCENT DAMAGE TO BANANA, BREADFRUIT, TARO, VEGETABLES AND OTHER ROOT CROPS SERVING AS STAPLES IN SAMOAN DIET.
  • 90 PERCENT DAMAGE TO TREE CROPS.
  • 50 PERCENT LOSS OF LIVESTOCK.
2. GOVT INDICATES PRESENT FOOD STOCKS WILL BE DEPLETED BY 23 FEBRUARY. CONSEQUENTLY, MAJORITY OF POPULATION OF 160,000 WILL NEED FOOD SUPPLEMENT. THREE MONTHS EMERGENCY FOOD REQUIREMENT HAS BEEN CALCULATED AT:
  • 5,284 MT RICE
  • 5,284 MT FLOUR
  • CANNED FISH/MEAT
    453 GRAM: 1,900,000 TINS
    340 GRAM: 2,500,000 TINS
    200 GRAM: 4,300,000 TINS
GOVT WILL REGULARY ADJUST FOOD REQUIREMENT. IT IS EXPECTED THAT DEPENDENCE ON PROTEIN SUPPLEMENT WILL BE QUICKLY REDUCED AS IT IS REPLACED BY LOCALLY CAUGHT FISH AND INDIVIDUAL PLANTINGS OF QUICK-GROWING VEGETABLES. HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANT FOOD SUPPLEMENT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR UP TO SIX MONTHS.

3. SEVERAL DONORS PRESENT LOCALLY HAVE SHOWN THEIR WILLINGNESS TO PROVIDE FOOD ASSISTANCE. HOWEVER, TOTAL AMOUNT PRESUMED INSUFFICIENT.

4. OTHER PRIORITY NEEDS:
  • WATER PURIFICATION TABLETS
  • COLLAPSIBLE WATER CONTAINERS
  • QUICK-GROWING VEGETABLE SEEDS (I.E. BEANS, PUMPKINS)
  • FISHING NETS AND LINES
  • SPARE PARTS FOR TELEPHONE/RADIO
  • BASIC EQUIPMENT FOR REPAIR OF METEOROLOGY OFFICE
5. CONTRIBUTIONS REPORTED TO UNDRO SINCE SITREP NO.4 OF 13/02

UN SYSTEM
US DLRS
UNDRO:
FOR NIUE:
CASH GRANT
8,000
UNDP:
FOR NIUE:
CASH GRANT
30,000
FOR TOKELAU:
CASH GRANT
30,000
FOR TUVALU:
CASH GRANT
30,000
GOVERNMENTS
AUSTRALIA:
FOR WESTERN SAMOA:
9,500 KG RICE, 2,000 KG TINNED FISH/MEAT
(++)
GERMANY, FED. REP.:
FOR WESTERN SAMOA:
CASH DM 100,000 FOR LOCAL PURCHASE (PORTABLE GENERATORS, CANNED FOOD)
59,880
JAPAN:
FOR WESTERN SAMOA:
CASH GRANT
100,000
FOR TONGA
CASH GRANT
50,000
U.S.A.:
FOR WESTERN SAMOA
17-PERSON DISASTER ASSESSMENT TEAM
(++)
FOR TONGA
CASH GRANT
15,000
FOR TUVALU
CASH GRANT
15,000
NGO
PACIFIC FORUM
FOR TUVALU: CASH GRANT
10,000
(++) VALUE NOT REPORTED

6. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), FAX (41-22-7335623) OR UNIENET (UNDROREG UNX008) OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUES PER ITEM.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

DPR 310 SAM'90(1) /DPR 310 NIU /DPR 310 TOI /DPR 310 TUV
DRP 310 TON


UNDRO 90/0326

CYCLONE 'OFA'
WESTERN SAMOA, TUVALU, NIUE, TONGA, TOKELAU
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 6
20 FEBRUARY 1990

TOKELAU (POPULATION 1,700)

NUKUNONU

1. 102 PEOPLE REPORTED HOMELESS. 32 HOUSES DAMAGED. ALL CROPS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

FAKAOFO

2. 70 PERCENT ROOT CROP PATCHES (PULAKA) DAMAGED. MANY BREADFRUIT TREES, BANANAS, PAWPAWS, PANDANUS AND COCONUT PALMS DESTROYED TO POINT OF NO REGENERATION. IN ADDITION, HEAVY LIVESTOCK LOSS REPORTED.

3. CREW OF NEW ZEALAND SHIP HMNS WELLINGTON REPAIRING MACHINERY AND BUILDINGS IN TOKELAU.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • FOOD
  • BULLDOZERS, DIGGERS AND TRUCKS FOR REBUILDING SEAWALLS
  • BUIDLING MATERIALS
WESTERN SAMOA

4. ON 15 FEBRUARY, LEAGUE OF RED CROSS AND CRESCENT SOCIETIES LAUNCHED APPEAL TO COVER EMERGENCY NEEDS OF 5,000 PEOPLE FOR ONE MONTH. APPEAL'S AMOUNT, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT FUNDS ALREADY RECEIVED, IS SFR 152,210.

5. CONTRIBUTIONS REPORTED TO UNDRO SINCE SITREP NO.5 OF 15/02
UN SYSTEM
US DLRS
UNDRO:
FOR TONGA
CASH GRANT
8,000
UNDP:
FOR TONGA
CASH GRANT
30,000
NGO
RED CROSS:
AUSTRALIA:
FOR W. SAMOA
CASH GRANT
8,300
84 TARPAULINS
3,600
CANADA:
FOR W. SAMOA
CASH
895
FIJI:
FOR W. SAMOA
431 WATER CONTAINERS, 1,000 PIECES
LAVALAVA MATERIAL, 119 TARPAULINS
7,970
JAPAN:
FOR W. SAMOA:
CASH
9,100
NEW ZEALAND:
10,850
- FOR W. SAMOA:
200 TEN LITRES COOKING POTS, 5 FAMILY
TENTS, 48 CARTONS CANNED FISH
FOR NIUE:
50 BLANKETS
UNITED KINGDOM:
FOR W. SAMOA:
CASH
7,840
6. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), FAX (41-22-7335623) OR UNIENET (UNDROREG UNX008) OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUES PER ITEM.
= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

DPR 310 SAM'90(1) /DPR 310 NIU /DPR 310 TOI /DPR 310 TUV
DRP 310 TON


UNDRO 90/0351

CYCLONE 'OFA'
WESTERN SAMOA, TUVALU, NIUE, TONGA, TOKELAU
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 7
23 FEBRUARY 1990

NIUE (POPULATION 4,000)

1. STATE OF EMERGENCY IS STILL IN EFFECT. GOVT CONFIRMED THAT THERE WAS NO LOSS OF LIFE AND NONE SERIOUSLY INJURED.

2. DISASTER COMMITTEE IS STILL CONCENTRATING ON TASK OF IMMEDIATE RECOVERY.

3. EMERGENCY HOUSING CONSIDERED FOR THOSE WHOSE HOUSES BECOME NOT HABITABLE. RECONSTRUCTION PLAN BEING FORMULATED AND ESTIMATED COST CALCULATED.

4. ASSESSMENT OF STAPLE CROPS BEING CARRIED OUT. VERY LIKELY, HEAVY CROP DAMAGE LEAVES NIUE WITH LIMITED AMOUNT OF STAPLE FOOD.

5. SERIOUS DAMAGE TO HOSPITALS AND GOVT BUILDINGS. AS MEDICAL SUPPLIES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SUPPLIES HAVE BEEN AIRLIFTED BY NEW ZEALAND AIRCRAFT.

6. ELECTRICITY AS WELL AS WATER SUPPLY HAVE BEEN RESTORED TO MOST HOMES AND GOVT BUILDINGS. WATER STORED IN PRIVATE TANKS HAVE BEEN DECLARED UNSUITABLE FOR DRINKING DUE TO SALT WATER CONTAMINATION.

7. VIRTUALLY ALL ACCESS SEATRACKS (INCLUDING NAMUKULU AND AVATELE) HAVE BEEN WASHED AWAY. AVATELE COULD BE RESTORED FAIRLY QUICKLY. HOWEVER, NAMUKULU RECONSTRUCTION WILL REQUIRE LONGER TERM EFFORTS. FISHING ACTIVITIES ARE GREATLY RESTRICTED. MEASURES NEED TO BE TAKEN TO AVOID PROTEIN DEFICIENCY PROBLEM.

8. CONTRIBUTIONS REPORTED TO UNDRO SINCE SITREP NO.6 OF 20/02

GOVERNMENTS
US DLRS
FRANCE:
FOR ALL AFFECTED COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES
CASH 350,000 FF
61,188
FOR W. SAMOA:
ASSESSMENT TEAM
(++)
JAPAN:
FOR W. SAMOA:
10 WATER TANKS, 10 WATER PURIFIERS, 10 GENERATORS, 10 TRANSCEIVERS
46,500
TRANSPORTATION
15,000
ONE DISASTER RELIEF CO-ORDINATOR
(++)
9. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), FAX (41-22-7335623) OR UNIENET (UNDROREG UNX008) OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND VALUES PER ITEM.

= ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

DPR 310 SAM'90(1) /DPR 310 NIU /DPR 310 TOI /DPR 310 TUV
DRP 310 TON