Solomon Islands: Cyclone Nina - Jan 1993
SUBMITTED BY EVAN WASUKA ON FRI, 05/13/2016
With the throttle at full tilt, the boat cut through the surf, spraying salt water into the air.
Around me, the unfolding scenery is breathtaking. White sandy beaches, turquoise blue seas, swaying coconut palms – the textbook image of paradise in the South Pacific.
What more could one ask for in paradise?
Water, is what they will tell you. “They” are the people of Nanngu Village on the island of Santa Cruz in the far east of Solomon Islands.
SOLOMON ISLANDS - CYCLONE 'NINA'
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 JANUARY 1993
1.TROPICAL CYCLONE NINA HAS CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS. THE CYCLONE STRUCK THE SOUT HERN OUTER ISLANDS OF RENNELL AND BELLONA IN THE CENTRAL PROVINCE BEFORE MOVING EAST TO TEMOTU PROVINCE, PASSING MAKIRA, SANTA ANA AN D ULAWA ISLANDS.