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Ubili Village Devastated by Floods

To address the issue, the youth in Noau have taken the initiative to clear the debris and make the road passable for vehicles. Furthermore, the Hargy Oil Palm Excavator has been dispatched to clear debris in Ubili.

In addition, Lake Hargy Hydro has been flooded, leading to a shortage of electricity supply. The Hoskins Koimumu road has also been affected by the floods with erosion due to sea level rise and continuous downpours. Consequently, traffic between Kimbe and Bialla has come to a standstill.

Purari relief mission underway

Operator of Papua LNG, Total Energies has launched a ‘Disaster Relief Mission’ to assist villages in its area of influence with food rations and medicine.

In coordination with the Gulf Provincial Authority, the Project will also be providing relief efforts in the form of medical supplies to communities outside the area of influence.

The mission began on November 2 at Apiope village at the mouth of the Purari with Project staff distributing food rations and handing over medical supplies to a Community Health Worker based at the aid post/health centre in the village.

Assessment on collapsed Busu Bridge

On Saturday, October 7th, the Busu Bridge collapsed while portions of the Wain-Erap roads had landslips and flooding.

Up at Nabak Highway, parts of the road from Bumburum Bridge were cut off by flooded waters.

Nawaeb MP, Theo Pelgen, immediately sent the Nawaeb district technical team and National Works & Highways engineers to assess the situation.

“This week we intend to gather assessment reports and work towards a plan to mobilise machinery to carry out repair work and upgrade of access roads.”

NCDC to take action

City Manager, Ravu Frank and the NCDC engineers, made a quick catchment analysis for the possible causes of the flood and several reasons was found to be the cause of the flooding.

The meeting also included the consultancy of a Papua New Guinean hydrology expert based in Brisbane, he advised that the downpour occurred over two hours in high intensity, therefore the impact was massive and unprecedented.

Police presence maintained at hotspots

The police commanders from the three zones in NCD reported no major incidents this week due to police presence in hotspot areas within the city.

According to NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Silva Sika, the city was quiet on Wednesday 25th January 2023, during the heavy downpour, where there were reports of flood along the road.

He said Erima, Waigani, Hohola were flooded and police officers were present and kept opportunists away from the traveling public.

At least two dead as heavy rain hits island

The Cuban weather service said the downpours would last until Saturday afternoon, bringing more than 20cm (8in) of rain to some places.

Western and central areas of the country, including Havana, are the worst affected.

Hurricane Agatha hit Mexico last Monday, killing nine people.

Nearly 2,000 people have evacuated their homes in Havana, and around 50,000 people in and around the city are without electricity.

Evacuation centres have been prepared to shelter people from the rain, the state-affiliated Cuban News Agency reported.

Torrential rain to continue in Sydney after night of evacuations

Conditions were rapidly deteriorating by mid-afternoon on Wednesday as the effects of an east-coast low, which caused deadly floods in Queensland and northern NSW, hit the state's capital.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Dean Narramore said catchments already drenched by weeks of consistent rain were being bombarded with 50 to 100mm of fresh downpours, and it was expected to continue into the morning.

"A dangerous situation is evolving," he warned.

Havoc in Hawaii: Storm clobbers the islands with wild winds, flooding rain, snow

The dangerous weather left tourists stranded, including several who canceled wedding plans, and some of the islands' most iconic beaches barren as the threat of dangerous flash floods, landslides and crashing tree limbs persisted. It also brought as much as 8 inches of snow atop some of the state's highest summits. The conditions forced Gov. David Ige to issue a state of emergency for all of the state’s islands Monday night.

Quake, Flood Ravages Oro

Air Niugini and PNG Air flights into the province have been cancelled for a day while most people were warned to stay indoors.

Provincial Administrator, Trevor Magei has confirmed that the epic centre was at Ubo, Safia local level government areas in Ijivitari district on the border of Oro and Central provinces.

He said the Rabaul Volcano Observatory centre, GEO Observatory Hawaii, National Disaster Centre and the Oro Provincial Disaster Centre, confirmed the earthquake measuring 5.3 magnitude on the Richter scale.

Locals displaced, homes destroyed

Continuous heavy rain has wreaked havoc on the village, which is located in one of the remote parts of Kewabi LLG in Siwi-Utame area.

“The continuous rainfall had caused the River Mambu to flood, covering the houses and gardens along the river bank and locals who live along the Mambu River have lost much of their food gardens, homes and the footbridge,” said a young community leader at Tiri village, Julius Kimba.

“They have lost more than two hectares of their food gardens in the flooding and they were left homeless and hungry after fleeing to safety on higher ground.