Severe Ha’apai flooding sweeps away roads

Floodwaters in the village of Fakakai in the island of Kauvai in Ha’apai washed out a roadway and dislodged a big cement water tank as well as water pipes.

Dramatic images of the damages uploaded to Facebook showed a huge section of the main road had been washed away.

Facebook users from the village were unhappy with the incident because, according to them there is an upcoming event in which many from overseas will arrive in the village to celebrate.

There was also flooding reported in the neighbouring island of Foa with flood waters rising above road levels by about 30 centimetres high in some areas.

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