On 28 September YC121, a hurricane struck the island archipelago of Atchafalaya on Octanneve V in Solitude.
It was one of six hurricanes to form on the planet’s surface due to the arrival of unseasonable warming, an abundance of hydrocarbons and other compounds in the atmosphere, and other potential influences.
The hurricane’s effect on Atchafalaya was devastating. Nearly everything aside from the capital city, Moisant, was levelled, and Moisant is little better. Many of the islands in the archipelago were completely deforested. Some of them no longer exist at all.
We can now report that as of yesterday at 2300, the area had 3,761 lives lost, as well as several tens of thousands of people still unaccounted for. The city’s leadership was able to implement its hurricane evacuation plan despite the very short notice, which likely saved thousands of lives.
Moisant was home to about 400,000 people, most of them Krusual refugees. Most of those who were able to escape no longer have homes to return to. Those who are still in the area face various illnesses, lack of access to food and shelter, and little certainty regarding the fate and location of their loved ones.
The capsuleer corporations Viavant and Corovid Industries have been managing the rescue and relief effort for Moisant. It’s a monumental task. So far we have been attempting to rescue and recover victims while also treating illnesses and injuries. We’re facing an uphill battle to help the city rebuild.
If you can help, and are interested in helping, we are now able to accept donations of goods such as food, water, building materials, and medicines. You may also reach out to me or @Melisma_Ramijozana with other ideas or with questions.
Dr. Astaire Quatrevaux