A report received from the Makira-Ulawa Disaster Committee late yesterday evening said the ten houses destroyed by storm surges inundating the village.
The report said the dwelling houses in the other villages were destroyed by strong winds associated with cyclone Ului.
The reports said in the highland villages of Maraone, Hunama, Bagohane and Hauta landslides and water logging damaged food gardens.
The new reports make the number of destroyed houses in Makira to 13 including the one destroyed by waves at Toraa village in the Star Harbour area.
The reports however confirmed there were no casualties or injuries.
In the meantime the National Disaster Management Office has sorted out rapid assessment teams to be deployed as soon as the weather improves.
The teams will travel to Renbel, Temotu, Makira, Guadalcanal weather coast, Isabel and Malaita.
The assessments are necessary to give a clear picture about the extent of damages.
Meanwhile, cyclone Ului was reported at 190 nautical miles southwest of Rennell but is stationary for the last 3 to 6 hours.
The Solomon Islands Met Services says in its report at seven o’clock this morning Ului still poses gale force winds of 34 to 47 knots for Rennell and Bellona as well as the weather coast of Guadalcanal.
The Met Service says near gale force winds of 28 to 33 knots also remain in force for Malaita, Western, Russell Islands and Makira.
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