World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


People Urged to Take Precautions in Wake of Heavy Rain Alert

People Urged to Take Precautions in Wake of Heavy Rain Alert

People residing in flood-risk areas have been advised to take precaution and observe disaster safety measures in wake of the current rainy weather.

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service has issued a Heavy Rain Alert this morning which is in force for all Provinces in the country.

The situation was caused by a depression which lies over the Solomon Islands and links to a low pressure system located to the southwest of Choiseul Island and slowly moving in a westerly direction.

Associated rain, which is predicted to be heavy at times, is expected to affect the Solomon Islands for the next 24 to 48 hours People should take precautionary measures as such localized Heavy Rain may lead to flash flooding or flooding to communities living close to rivers, streams and low lying areas.

The Met Office had advised people to listen to radio messages for updates throughout the day.

On April 3, flash floods have killed at least 22 people and damage properties in Honiara and the greater Guadalcanal.

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and its humanitarian agency partners are currently providing humanitarian assistance to victims.

A repatriation process to help displaced people return to rebuild their homes and livelihoods is in progress.

The NDMO is working closely with school authorities and victims on a plan to repatriate victims to allow schools which are used as evacuation centers to resume classes.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Palestine: Border Police Extremely Close When They Shot The US Activist

New testimony at final hearing in Tristan Anderson's trial indicates Border Police were extremely close when they shot the US activist in the head More>>

Palestine: Ni’lin Demonstrators Met With Violence

International Solidarity Movement On the 20th of March, during Ni’lin’s weekly Friday demonstration, Israeli occupation forces attacked protestors with about 20 rounds of tear gas canisters shot with the ‘venom’ tear gas launcher mounted on a military jeep ... More>>

ALSO:

UN Envoy Says Yemen On 'Rapid Downward Spiral'

Yemen stands on the brink of civil war amid deepening political tensions and an uptick in sectarian violence, United Nations Special Adviser Jamal Benomar warned today as he explained that only through dialogue could the country achieve a peaceful political transition. More>>


Continued International Support As Vanuatu Recovers

Damage seen on Saturday 14 March 2015 in Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu, after Cyclone Pam moved through the Archipelago. Photo: UNICEF Pacific More>>

UNICEF Rushes Emergency Supplies For Cyclone-Affected Tuvalu

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is dispatching emergency life-saving supplies to communities in Tuvalu as part of its efforts to assist communities in the Pacific region that were affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam, with nutrition and hygiene kits arriving today. More>>

Vanuatu: Regenvanu Expects 50% Of People Struck By Pam To Be Homeless

Vanuatu Minister of Lands Ralph Regenvanu says more than 50 percent of those hit by super Cyclone Pam at the weekend are now homeless. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news