Cyclone Ului damages buildings in Solomon Islands

15:10, March 15, 2010      

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Strong winds from Cyclone Ului have damaged semi-permanent houses and buildings in Rennell in Solomon Islands, according to media reports on Monday.

Julian Makaa, a spokesperson for the Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office, said on Monday that some houses along seaside in the Weather Coast of Guadalcanal have also been washed away, as strong winds and heavy rain continued to batter the province.

He said the cyclone has been reduced to category four and storm force winds of up to 116 km per hour being felt in Rennell and Bellona province, Radio New Zealand International reported on Monday.

So far, the cyclone caused no casualties. Cyclone Ului is now heading toward Australia.

Source: Xinhua
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