BY JOHN HOUANIHAU
THE bad weather warning for the Solomon Islands has been canceled by the Solomon Islands Meteorology Services in Honiara.
Solomon Islands Meteorology Services (SIMS) office this week issued the cancellation after days of heavy rain and strong wind warnings related to Tropical Cyclone Fili that affected most parts of the country.
The bad weather is slowly easing and is now below the warning threshold, according to the local weather forecasting office.
Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) stated that there are no major damages to properties, infrastructure, or loss of life reported since April 1st bad weather.
The statement was issued by NDMO after making recent contacts to Provincial Disaster Officers and key informants to determine the impacts of the recent bad weather condition.
According to the report, Temotu, Renbel, and Makira provinces reported continuous rain but are yet to experience any kind of major damages that require immediate assistance from authorities.
“Renbel province, in particular, reported that people are still enjoying occasional sunshine only punctuated by intermittent downpours.
“Guadalcanal has experienced heavy downpour for the past few weeks with reports of flooding in the low lying area in north Guadalcanal resulting in minor damage to food gardens and properties.
“There is no report of any deaths within the affected areas. The NDMO is still to make contact with the remaining provinces.
“Despite this good news people who live in areas prone to flooding, landslides and along the coast and those traveling between our islands in small boats and crafts still need to take the usual precautionary measures put out by SIMS and NDMO as we are still in the cyclone season,” according to the statement.