9 Feb 2005

Cook Islands public servants assist in clean up

2:45 pm on 9 February 2005

Public servants in the Cook Islands were on duty today to help clean up in the wake of cyclone Meena.

The deputy police commissioner, Maara Tetava, says 300 public servants on Rarotonga were sweeping mud, clearing rocks and picking up rubbish around the central business district and the airport.

He says a full assessment of the damage on Rarotonga will now not be known until tomorrow.

Public servants on Aitutaki and Mangaia are also helping out with the clean-up and will be doing the same tomorrow.