Thursday, January 13, 2005

TSUNAMI - Effects on Mauritius and Rodrigues

This set of forum postings has some more information about the effects of the Tsunami on the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues.
In Mauritius, "the biggest waves struck the north and east of the island at around 1pm (11am South African time)," a meteorological spokesman told AFP, adding that no casualties had been reported there or on the smaller nearby island of Rodrigues to the east.

Mauritian authorities urged holidaymakers and picnickers to clear beaches and avoid putting to sea, noting that vessels had been damaged along most countries bordering the Indian Ocean.