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Press Release of State of Emergency Issued by the Office of the Prime Minister

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 15:30

The islands of Tuvalu have been severely hampered by storm and huge surges caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam. Over the past two days, events of serious damages, seawater flooding and inundation have been reported from all the eight outer islands of Tuvalu following strong winds but especially caused by huge waves and storm surges, some 4 to 5 meters higher than the islands. A full survey of the damages will be carried out as soon as the weather improves.