Solomon Islands

Worst flooding in history

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Tropical Cyclone Ita triggered some of the worst flooding ever seen in this vulnerable Pacific Island. In this picture, houses damaged along the banks of the flooded Mataniko River in Honiara. © OCHA/Ian Doyle

Heavy rain brought by Tropical Cyclone Ita in early April caused some of the worst flash flooding in the history of the Solomon Islands. The rains caused river systems to overflow, sending torrents of brown water through the capital Honiara and villages across Guadalcanal Province.

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