Heavy rain causes severe flooding in Vava‘u

Heavy rain has caused flooding on many homes in Neiafu this morning.

Its town officer described it as the worst flooding since the last 10 years.

Roads in Neiafu affected by the floodings.

Town Officer Vāvā Lapota said the heavy rain was unexpected and it took about an hour. No reports of injuries.

Some homes in Vaipua and Kāmeli were inhabitable, he said.

“Some churches closed and religious ceremonies were cancelled,” he said.

Lapota said he believed the drains were clogged with leaves and debris.

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