Gizo hit by king tides & strong wind as waves intrude into some parts of town


The capital of the Western Province, Gizo has this morning experienced rare strong winds and high-seas with saltwater intruding into the main road and into the market.

“This is the first time I have seen this at Gizo,” said Western Province communications officer Brian Beti.

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He said waves were high and sea was covering the road and into some parts of the Gizo hotel.

“Sea is very very rough. What we see is a combination of rough sea and high-tide,” he said.

According to Beti the combination of waves and rough sea started hitting Gizo very early in the morning and was continuing in by 7am.

“It is going doing a bit but still very rough,” he told this magazine before 9am this morning.

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