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Solomon Islands - Floods and landslides

- ECHO Daily flash of 13/03/2020

  • Heavy rain has been affecting central parts of the country causing floods and landslides that resulted in fatalities and damage.
  • According to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), as of 13 March, 2 people died and 6 are reported still missing following a landslide in Lambi (west Guadalcanal Island). Roads and bridges have been flooded on both Guadalcanal and Malaita islands.
  • Search and rescue teams have been deployed by the national authorities in the area affected by the landslide.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast across the central islands, including Guadalcanal. 

Emergency Response Coordination Centre, echo-ercc@ec.europa.eu, +32 229 21112