1. SITUATION DESCRIPTION
On periods between 2nd to 5th April 2014 a trough lies over the Solomon Islands. The weak low then developed into a Tropical Depression and later further developed into Tropical Cyclone Ita.
The 24 hours rainfall collected over the 3 days period recorded a total of 715mm rainfall, this almost triple the normal average rainfall for the month of April.
The excessive unremitting rainfall has resulted in severe flash flooding in all the major river systems on Honiara and on Guadalcanal. The flash floods have caused destruction to the environment, properties, economy, social security and people. An estimated 10,092 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) evacuated and take shelter at 27 Evacuation Centres across Honiara and on Guadalcanal, with 22 people confirmed dead across the country of which 18 deaths in Honiara City, 2 deaths on Guadalcanal and 2 deaths on Isabel Provinces, all the deaths are directly associated to the bad weather.