14 Jan 2013

New Caledonia government gives extra funding to Freda victims

10:01 am on 14 January 2013

The New Caledonian government has released more than 300,000 US dollars in extra funding to help in the aftermath of the bad weather at the beginning of the year.

The money is to be given to the communes of Thio, Canala et Houailou which suffered flooding and destruction more than a week ago when the tropical depression Freda hit much of the territory's north.

The storm claimed the lives of two young men who ventured into the water despite the bad weather.