Flash flooding

Flash floods affects hundreds

The several communities affected live along two rivers that stream down from the mountains, the river Biges and Kapundik. It is believed that due landslides, coupled with the week-long heavy rains caused the two the rivers to swell to an unimaginable size.

The floods reached around 2 meters in height sweeping away anything and everything along the way. Many of the houses on high stilts were lucky, but not lucky enough as everything in their houses was ruined by the water.

Central Governor calls for assistance

She informed the House the extent of the floods that had caused widespread damages to food gardens and vital infrastructure and urged the Government for relief assistance.

 “Since February and March of this year, the province has experienced bad weather and from May 29 to 31st, we had experienced three days of torrential rainfall that resulted in flash flooding, that affected a lot of people almost more than one-third of the population of Central Province.

'Epic' amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas

It has caused catastrophic flooding since arriving as a category one hurricane on Friday.

Some towns have already seen 2ft (60cm) of rain in two days, with totals forecast to top 3.5ft (1m) in places.

It is feared that more communities could become deluged as the storm crawls west at only 2mph (3km/h).

"This system is unloading epic amounts of rainfall, in some places measured in feet and not inches," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said on Saturday.