The phenomenal waves that hit our island last weekend are expected to subside. Among the six missing, four were found dead. They were pushed ashore by the waves. One body was found partly eaten by sharks.
In view of the occurrence of unfamiliar and unexpected natural phenomena these days, the government has decided to review measures to mitigate consequences. A warning system similar to that for cyclones will be established to alert people on the likelihood of waves of such magnitude as was experienced last week. The communications system will be enhanced for a more effective collaboration and coordination among such authorities as the Meteorological Services, the Police and the National Coast Guard.
In the meantime coastal dwellers are requesting aid from the Government for compensation of loss of their housing and belongings.