"Aucun cyclone ne nous chassera" : Podcast Pacific Way S02-E10

Avec des vents supérieurs à 240 km/h, ce qui le classait parmi les cyclones de catégorie 4 à 5, Heta a causé de nombreux dégâts à Niue, en 2004. Avec l’aide de la CPS, le pays a alors créé un centre national d’opérations d’urgence : un excellent exemple de collaboration entre partenaires du développement et pouvoirs publics pour répondre à des besoins locaux.

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No cyclone will chase us away

Niue suffered significant damage during cyclone Heta in January 2004, sustaining winds greater than 240km/h, classifying it as a category 4-5 cyclone. The Niue Hospital and dwellings near the shore were damaged as huge waves crossed the cliff line and battered houses, roads and the fuel depot. In response, Niue, with help from the Pacific Community established National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC).

The NEOC is a great example of how development partners collaborate and work alongside the government to address local needs. In this case, the European Union (EU), under the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific project (BSRP) implemented by SPC, invested NZD 1.1 million in the construction of the NEOC, while the New Zealand Government contributed NZD 250,000 towards the structural engineering work and fit out of the facility.

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