040715 BOUGAINVILLE NOW HARD HIT BY THE BAD WEATHER
By Aloysius Laukai in Buka.
As the nation of Papua New Guinea is united by the Opening ceremony of the Pacific Games tonight many people on Bougainville have left their homes tonight for safer grounds due to heavy flooding of rivers because of the continuing strong winds and rain.
Although many houses have had their roofs blown off by strong winds we have just received reports from Torokina tonight that three areas in the area are without food as food gardens have been washed away by floods. The Atsinima Primary school has lost some houses due to the river overflooding its banks and running into the school area.
Other areas are Koiare, and Kegiri villages who are now appealing for urgent humanitarian assistance with food from the Disaster Office.
Meanwhile other areas throughout Bougainville are also facing the similar situation as the rain and wind are still very strong tonight here in Buka.