Based on communication with the Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Pacific Office, UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER requested the activation of the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters" to assess the damage caused by Super Typhoon Bopha that hit the island nation Palau on early morning of 3 Dec 2012.
Tropical Storm Tomas has resulted in wide spread roof loss, downed power lines and fallen trees across Barbados. Over 17 inches of rain was reported at the airport. Approximately, 130 homes have been damaged, mainly in the parishes of St. George and St. Lucy, though damage has also been reported in the parishes of St. Phillip, St. Andrew, St. Joseph, St. Michael and St. Michel.
In St Lucia, the brunt of the storm was felt in the southern part of the island. The island experienced sustained winds of 90 - 95 mph which caused significant loss and damage to several houses and small commercial structures in communities. Altogether 110 houses in Roseau Valley have been reported with roof damage and severe flooding; in Bruceville, 45 houses have lost their roofs forcing 163 persons to accommodate in shelters. The area of Soufriere has been cut off by landslides and is currently inaccessible by land. Laborie has experienced severe flooding.