THREE AREAS IN GUADALCANAL REPORTED FLOODING OF FOOD GARDENS

At least three areas in Guadalcanal have reported flooding in their food gardens and cocoa plantations, and parts of Honiara also reported flooding, the National Emergency Operation Centre says.

In a media release last night, the Emergency Operation Centre says food gardens and cocoa plantations from surrounding villages of Mbarande, Mbalasuna and Komukama were reported to be swamped by flood waters.

The Makira-Ulawa Provincial Office also reported that heavy rain, high swells and strong winds continued to affect most parts of the province.

Parts of Honiara city also experienced flooding due to disturbance of drainage system.

A minor landslide also happened at Fulisango community which caused minor damage to one residential house.

The National Emergency Operation Centre was activated on standby as of 6pm yesterday, following the active stationary monsoon trough lying over Solomon Islands.

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