13 Feb 2017

Rain in Solomon Islands has wiped out crops

From , 4:05 pm on 13 February 2017

Persistent rain in Solomon Islands has wiped out crops and caused flooding problems in the capital, Honiara.

A heavy rain warning was cancelled on Sunday, after a week in which the capital suffered flooding in 60-percent of its suburbs.

In wider Guadalcanal, the country's small farmer association says members have lost around 70 to 80 percent of their produce because of the rain.

Our correspondent in Honiara, Dorothy Wickham, told Jamie Tahana that while it's not as bad as floods of 2014, it has still caused a fair few problems.