International Charter activated for New Caledonia cyclone

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has been activated for cyclone in New Caledonia on 8 March.

Local authorities have pre-warned the public about a tropical cyclone that is expected to affect Loyalty Islands, Ouvéa, Lifou and Tiga and lastly Maré on 9 March. In the north of Vanuatu archipelago, rainfall exceed 300mm following with strong winds. The New Caledonia government has issued maximum alert for citizens of Loyalty Islands as the Cyclone Hola is currently a category 4 storm and could reach category 5 strength.

The activation has been requested by the Civil Security Management and Risk Management of New Caledonia (DSCGR). The Government of New Caledonia acts as project management.