January, 2017: torrential rains inundate French Polynesia

Exceptional rains (the equivalent of one month in three days) resulted in floods and mudslides, mainly on the island of Tahiti in early 2017. Submerged or destroyed roads and bridges, electricity cut off and the international airport closed... 

A state of natural disaster was declared. To help hundreds of families without shelter, food or clothes, we made a donation to the French Red Cross of Polynesia, which also received support from SIPAC, Sodexo’s main local supplier.