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15 Jan 2019 | 07:18 PM UTC

Papua New Guinea: Flooding kills nine in Central province January 15

Papua New Guinea News Alert

Flooding leaves nine people dead in Central province as of January 15; further storms forecast over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Port_Moresby). COUNTRY/REGION Central province, Papua New Guinea


Recent heavy rains caused flooding that had left nine people dead in Papua New Guinea's Central province as of Tuesday, January 15. One additional person remains missing. Though the heaviest-expected rainfall has passed, further storms are forecast over the coming days. Flooding and associated disruptions, including infrastructure damage and road and bridge closures, cannot be ruled out.


Individuals in Papua New Guinea are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. road closures, evacuation notices), and anticipate flooding and associated transportation disruptions and infrastructure damage. Remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater and chemical products.


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