Cyclone Zuman flooding subsides
Pacific correspondent Richard Dinnen reports flooding caused by the cyclone has begun to subside.
Cyclone Zuman hammered northern parts of the island of Santo on Wednesday. It's now well to the west of Santo, but it's left behind a trail of destruction. Homes, bridges and public buildings have been damaged in many areas, along with food crops. There's also serious concern about coconut plantations on the island - Santo is a major producer of copra and cyclone damage could seriously hurt the industry. Flooding around the town of Luganville has eased, but there's still no word on damage on islands off-shore of Santo - communications are still proving difficult in some areas. Damage assessment will continue today.
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Fri Apr 3 04:30:01 1998 ( AEST )