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08 Dec 2017 description

Authorities in Solomon Islands are trying to ascertain the extent of damage after flooding across Guadalcanal this week.

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06 Dec 2017 description

B. Situation Overview

General Situation:

A trough lies over Solomon Islands and links to a weak Low located south of Rennell Island. The Low is expected to move towards the southeast. As a result a heavy rain alert was issued starting Wednesday 29th November but later updated into a heavy rain warning.

The current system is still around and is pexected to ease by Thursday as the low moves further away from the country.

07 Nov 2017 description

NATIONAL SITUATION REPORT 05

Event: Tinakula Volcanic Eruption

Date of Issue: Monday 6th November 2017

Time of Issue: 18:30 pm

Approved by: N-DOC Chair

Issued By: SLB NEOC

Next Update: Friday 10th November 2017

Sitrep Ref: SR061117005

A. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Volcanic asessment on Tinakula indicated a decrease in the volcanic tremor and explosion

07 Nov 2017 description

NATIONAL SITUATION REPORT 04

Event: Tinakula Volcanic Eruption

Date of Issue: Friday 3rd November 2017

Time of Issue: 7:00 pm

Approved by: N-DOC Chair

Issued By: SLB NEOC

Next Update: Monday 6th November 2017

Sitrep Ref: SR401117004

A. HIGHLIGHTS

  • Temotu P-DOC was briefed on Monday 30th October 2017 upon the arrival of relief items on board MV. Onogou

03 Nov 2017 description

Solomon Islands - The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes.

The tsunami evacuation drill was held in two schools - Titiana Community High School and Babanga Primary school, in the tsunami-prone Western Province. It was supported by the government of Solomon Islands and Japan, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

03 Nov 2017 description

NATIONAL SITUATION REPORT 03

Event: Tinakula Volcanic Eruption

Date of Issue: 30th October 2017

Time of Issue: 8:00 pm

Approved by: N-DOC Chair

Issued By: SLB NEOC

Next Update: Friday 3rd November 2017

Sitrep Ref: SR301017003

A. HIGHLIGHTS

01 Nov 2017 description

Staying several steps ahead of possible health impacts from weather and climate was the focus of the third Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum in Apia, Samoa at the end of September.

01 Nov 2017 description

New Zealand and Australia are assisting with the delivery of relief supplies to communities affected by volcanic activity in Solomon Islands.

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30 Oct 2017 description

Severe Weather Event and/ or Natural Hazard: Cyclone Donna & Tinakula Volcanic Ash fall

EVENT:

Tikopia, Anuta and Duff Islands have been experiencing an on-going critical food shortage after Cyclone Donna damaged root crops in early May 2017.

Reef Islands are currently experiencing a critical water shortage due to widespread ash-fall contamination of their water supplies following the minor eruption of Tinakula volcano on Saturday 21st October 2017.

RESPONSE:

27 Oct 2017 description

NATIONAL SITUATION REPORT 02

Event: Tinakula Volcanic Eruption

Date of Issue: 26th October 2017

Time of Issue: 15:30 PM

Approved by:  N-DOC Chair

Issued By:  SLB NEOC

Next Update: As information become available

Sitrep Ref: SR261017002

A. HIGHLIGHTS

27 Oct 2017 description

Hundreds of school children in communities affected by ash from a volcano in Solomon Islands could miss out on their end of year exams next week if relief supplies do not reach them in time.

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26 Oct 2017 description

The Solomon Islands is calling for help to monitor its volcanoes, one which is just off the coast of the capital Honiara.

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25 Oct 2017 description

Disaster authorities in Solomon Islands say fresh water supplies will reach communities affected by volcanic ashfall within the next few days.

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25 Oct 2017 description

Reports from Temotu Province, Reef Islands say that ash-fall has now largely stopped in Fenulola Group and other parts of Reef Islands and that communities are now experiencing heavy rain.

Reports from general pubic suggest communities on Santa Cruz are now experiencing some sulphur smell.

Water Contamination due to ash fall:

24 Oct 2017 description

Temotu’s Volcano _Tinakula_ Erupts: Ash cloud reaches Reef Islands headed toward capital Lata

23 Oct 2017 description

By Catherine Wilson

PAPAGU, Solomon Islands, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years ago, thousands of farmers living on the flat fertile plains of Guadalcanal, the largest island in this South Pacific nation, watched their homes and crops washed away by the strongest torrential rain and flooding they had ever seen.

Now the government is working on new legislation aimed at lowering the risks of that happening again, in part by merging efforts to adapt to climate change and reduce disaster risks in a bid to make development efforts more resilient.

23 Oct 2017 description

The authorities in Solomon Islands have urged people on islands near an erupting volcano to stay indoors and protect their water supplies.

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21 Oct 2017 description

The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes.

The tsunami evacuation drill was held in two schools - Titiana Community High School and Babanga Primary school, in the tsunami-prone Western Province. It was supported by the government of Solomon Islands and Japan, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

30 Sep 2017 description

This final report provides an overview of the operation which concluded on 31 May 2017. An allocation of CHF 161,163 was made from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 9 December 2016 of which CHF 141,516 was utilized. The balance of CHF 19,647 will be returned to the DREF. On behalf of the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society, the IFRC would like to thank the Canadian Red Cross/Canadian government for the generous contribution to the replenishment of this disaster relief emergency fund (DREF).

A. Situation analysis

23 Aug 2017 description

The main purpose of the Working Group is to improve tsunami warning and mitigation services and information sharing for the PICT’s.

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)- Pacific Tsunami Warning Systems (PTWS) Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICT’s) has successfully completed its 5th regional meeting that was held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from the 7th to the 9th of August.