Heavy Rain Brings Wide Spread Flooding To Solomon Islands Capital

Storm brings back memories of historic 2014 flood

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Star, April 11, 2017) – Heavy rain on Sunday night has caused wide spread flooding and landslide to parts of the city and the outskirt communities of Honiara.

The rain which continued for several hours had caused flooding to the main highway from Fishing Village and down to Rove.

Traffic movement was badly affected which restricted their movement along the main highway from Fishing Village down to Bahai.

Other parts of the highway at Honiara city council, High Court and Rove were also flooded.

The heavy rain had also bring back memories of the 2014 April 3rd flash flood.

White River area in West Honiara was badly hit by the rising water which inundated many homes, including clinic, shops and police station.

Many families had to evacuate from their homes and took refuge at the White River Community High School assembly hall.

Many residents were left sleepless as they continue to watch for the flood waters to subside.

There were also reports of landslide in many areas within the city.

The heavy rain is linked to a low trough located in the Western part of the country.

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