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Solomon Islands: Floods - Jan 2010

Status
Past
Countries
Solomon Islands
Disaster types
Flood

On 21 January, weeks after two earthquakes struck the Solomon Islands, the country suffered further damage from heavy rains brought by a tropical depression. The islands of Guadalcanal, Isabel, Makira and Malaita experienced heavy flooding. Initial assessments estimated around 7 776 people in East Honiara and 8 240 people in Malaita were affected. (WHO Feb 2010)