17 Dec 2012

France sends mission to Wallis with post-cyclone supplies

8:47 am on 17 December 2012

France has decided to send a mission from New Caledonia to Wallis and Futuna to help with the aftermath of Cyclone Evan which hit the territory over the weekend.

The overseas territories ministry in Noumea says a CASA plane will be dispatched, also carrying 1.4 tonnes of supplies.

The ministry says after discussions with the interior ministry it has been agreed to also send a mission from Paris to Wallis which is the island most affected by the destructive winds.

Paris says it won't hesitate to send more help if necessary.