Typhoon Huiyan pounded Palua, still saving much of its brutal force for the Philippines.
Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded Palau and parts of Micronesia early Thursday morning, packing winds of up to 250 kilometres per hour.
Kayangel is located 24 kilometres away from Palau’s capital, Koror, and was in the eye of the typhoon.
A helicopter pilot who flew to Kayangel on Thursday afternoon reported the island had received major damage to structures and trees, the Palau National Emergency Committee (NEC) said.
Earlier local journalist Bernadette Carreron told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat most of the people living on Kayangel had ignored a mandatory evacuation order ahead of the storm.
The NEC says all 69 residents on the island have now been accounted for and had no significant injuries.
“Another helicopter has been dispatched to provide any needed medical treatment and to supply the people with food, water and shelter until they can be evacuated,” it added in a statement.
The government says assessments are ongoing, with the Bureau of Public Health reporting no fatalities from the storm.
However, it says many homes have been destroyed or damaged, especially in the northern states and the populated districts of Koror.
Koror, Babeldaob and Kayangel is without power and some areas are without water.
A day after Super Typhoon Haiyan roared through the Philippines, officials predicted that the death toll would reach more than 1,200.