CYCLONE Pam had done damages to the remote Eastern Islands as it persists on over the region in past four days.
It has been described as double impact to the Solomon Islands as Tropical cyclone Nathan re-curving back into the northern Coral Seas to join his partner Tropical Cyclone Pam.
Speaking from the remote Temotu outer Island of Tikopia, one of the village elders, Richell Sorifon said; “Over the past few days, almost everything here were grounded; our houses and our gardens.”
He said that they were well versed with cyclone sessions and has well prepared for.
“We were well prepared for that. “Despite of the damages, we were sheltering out in our makeshift camps prepared for cyclones.
“No injuries were yet reported, as the cyclone is getting strong here every passing minutes. We don’t know what would happened as the night falls”.
Meanwhile reports reaching this paper from Lata Meteorological office said that Santa Cruz and the Reef Islands also experienced heavy rain and strong winds with damages.
Lata Met Officer, Luke Lapoe said, “Reports reaching us from these two main Islands, winds and heavy rain were persisting on.
“Fruit trees and gardens where people rely on were damaged.”
Information from the SI Met Service said Tropical Cyclone Warning number 8 issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service as of 7:30 AM was in force for Temotu, Malaita, and Makira Provinces.
Tropical cyclone watch advice remain enforce for Rennell & Bellona, Central Islands, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Western, and Choiseul Provinces.
Tropical Cyclone Pam was in its severe category number 4 and is intensifying 67 Nautical miles North- Northeast of Anuta Islands, Temotu province.
People were adviced to take precautionary measures as bad weather associated with the cyclone poses threat to lives and properties.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI