West Guadalcanal impacted severely by recent heavy rain resulting in damage to infrastructure and the loss of two lives.
In the last few days, the Solomon Islands received continuous heavy rain which caused flooding, damage to roads and bridges and a deadly landslide which killed two people and left 8 others missing.
As a result of the impact of the rainfall, felt across many communities, people are now calling on their provincial members and members of Parliament to step in and assist them as soon as possible.
Flood waters swept through Savaolu village and washed away more than ten houses out to sea.
More than ten houses were washed away by the flood at Savaolu village, while some of the houses were partly damaged leaving logs and mud all over the village, a news report has claimed.
Quoting a reporter for the Solomon Star newspaper, an article today, Saturday, said:
“The food gardens and water sources that the people usually used to collect water for cooking and drinking were now badly affected. At the moment, people will have problems with food and drinking water.”
“The Chiefs and leaders are now calling on the National disaster office to survey the area and immediately assist the communities with food and water.”
“They also call on the government to quickly fix the roads and bridges so that the people can have access to travel to Honiara again,’’
Source: Solomon Star news.