Just spoke to a journalist who was up in Flowerdale yesterday. Sounds like things are really happening. The army is back, power is gradually being restored and things are on the move. There is still a shortage of accommodation which no doubt will take time to coordinate.
Residents were feeling isolated but now feeling much better that things are on the move.
I have got six laptops with internet access, and a printer/fax/photocopier, to take up on the weekend, subject to my ability to evade roadblocks, and will do the grant applications so the residents will be more able to connect to the outside world.