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HCC ACTIVATES EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTRE

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The rain has caused flooding and landslide to certain parts of the city
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Honiara City Council Emergency Operation Centre was full on activation since yesterday to Monitor and coordinate emergency response following the current bad weather.

The current Heavy Rain that leads to widespread flooding has been affecting communities in Honiara and other parts of the country, since the start of the situation. Report reaching the National emergency Operation centre indicated the need to further assess the situation through the Initial damage Assessment to verify the scope and scale of the damage.

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Impacts reported in Honiara are;

  • A landslide destroyed 1 dwelling house at Kwaio Valley (Kobito Area) with 3 Casualties (Children) and 1 Injury (Mother)

  • Lunga and Mataniko rivers experience high level of flood waters

  • Burns creek flooded and impacting the Burnscreek School, Palm Drive School, Solomon Power Residents and main road access to Betikama Adventist College (BAC).

  • Landslide reported at Yellow Bamboo at Kaibia of central Honiara.

  • Flooding and debris along Honiara roads due to blocked drainage systems

  • Flooding at Green Point Valley (Panatina campus) contaminating the community’s water well for cooking and washing. (Domestic use)

The HCC emergency Operation Centre understands that it is still too early to receive impacts from communities, and therefore, people are encourage to report the impacts to the National Emergency Operation Centre on Phone 27936 or 955.

The National Emergency Operation Centre is activated on standby to support the Provincial Emergency Operation Centres in the Country. In the meantime, the NEOC would like to encourage people to take precautions in this bad weather. Listen out to the Radio for further information and safety messages

Follow-us on Facebook pages: Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office for more impacts updates and safety messages.

And Facebook page: Solomon Islands Meteorological services for more warnings and weather updates

Call 955 to report impacts and call 933 for weather warnings and updates.

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