Officials to survey cyclone-damaged Fijian island

Other News Materials 10 December 2007 04:04 (UTC +04:00)

Disaster officials in Fiji are trying to get emergency supplies to an island flattened by Cyclone Daman last week.

A helicopter and a Fijian Government boat are scheduled to leave today for Cikobia where winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour have caused extensive damage to houses and food crops.

Director of Fiji's national disaster management office Joeli Rokovada says his staff will assess how much more support the islanders need.

"They'll need further relief and rehabilitation assistance, so the assessment will be undertaken particularly by the assessment team going on board the vessel," he said.

"Most of the financial support will be provided by the Government."