At least three houses at the Gordon’s police barracks in Port Moresby have their whole yard submerged due to the continuous downpour.

The houses belong to senior officers of the police hierarchy.

The residences have been flooded since last Thursday.

At this stage it is unclear whether the deluge is caused by a blockage or improper drainage.

However, residents believe the flooding may be due to the lack of proper drainage as they claim the main drain has been clogged up.

The families have raised concerns that this is a barracks that caters for officers of law and order but yet, they live in degrading conditions.

One of the mothers likened the pool to Wara Sepik, jokingly saying she could even fish in it.

The constant rainfall has further worsened the already neglected state of the buildings, with tenants sharing pictures of their inundated homes.

The National Weather Service has warned that the wet season in the country is now reaching its peak, with more rain expected in the coming weeks.

The NWS predicts that parts of the country will experience heavier rainfalls with threats of flooding and very strong winds.

(One of the affected houses at the Gordon police barracks)

Imelda Wavik