Floods

Human chain reaches trapped woman

Barnes was standing Saturday in a torrential storm and watching the worst flood in memory in flood-prone Ellicott City, Maryland, in what was quickly becoming one of the worst nights of his life.

He had just fled his store, All Time Toys, his lifelong dream, as it filled with water. He spotted his Mercury Grand Marquis floating with other cars down Main Street.

Just as suddenly, Barnes' thoughts weren't focused on his store, his car and his future.

Oro’s Haijo wet-crossing washed away again

Re-elected Member for Ijivitari David Arore says the wet crossing opened yesterday morning and by night it was washed away.

At this stage he says they will try to find excavator machines to pave the crossing again but it only means Popondetta town is cut off from Girua Airport and the Oro Bay wharf.