16 Dec 2002

Work to restore services continues in Guam

6:53 am on 16 December 2002

Parts of Guam in the northern pacific could have their power restored today following the super typhoon that hit a week ago.

Teams have been working to repair the dozens of power poles and kilometres of lines brought down by the storm.

Efforts are still being made to improve water supplies as 51 out of Guam's 110 water wells were not operating, partly because of generator problems.

A field hospital has also been set up.

The neighbouring island of Rota in the Northern Marianas is still facing electricity, food and fuel shortages.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are due in the area to provide assistance.