This was confirmed by Mayor of the Luganville Municipal Council, Peter Patty.
“We are badly affected. We urgently need water, food and shelter at the moment.”
“Many have lost their homes. Schools are destroyed. Electricity is down.”
According to Mayor Patty, the worst affected areas in SANMA are West Coast, South Santo, Malo, Aore including Luganville.
Currently, communication networks in the affected islands are still down thus, assessing the impacts of the cyclone is difficult.