Yesterday, the cyclone “victor” hit Solomon Islands, leaving hundred homeless to debris.
Six people died and 18 people were treated at hospital for minor injuries. More than 20 houses were destroyed.
The cyclone “victor” developed near Nauru at 2 a.m. yesterday morning and moved rapidly south-western across the Pacific towards the Solomon Islands. One hour later, the Islands government released the warning of “victor” via radio to all shipping in the involved sea areas and immediately implemented the emergency plans. By 10 a.m., the winds in Honiara, the capital city of the Island, were blowing at more than 140 kilometres per hour. At about midday, the centre of the cyclone passed directly over Honiara before tracking into the Coral Sea, where it blew itself out.
Mopping-up operations have started in Honiara, the worst affected area by ‘Victor’. According to the police, , three men of the six people who died were drowned when their car was blown off the road into a river, and two women and a man were killed by flying debris.