Disaster declaration lifted four months after Honiara flood | Pacific Beat

Disaster declaration lifted four months after Honiara flood

Disaster declaration lifted four months after Honiara flood

Updated 29 July 2014, 10:49 AEST

It has been nearly four months after the floods that devasted Solomon Islands.

Now, the National Disaster Council has declared capital Honiara and Guadalcanal to no longer be in a state of disaster.

Most of those in evacuation centres have been repatriated, with focus now shifting to long-term recovery.

Permanent Secretary for Environment and Climate Change, Melchoir Mataki says the move means the government is satisfied with the initial response.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Melchoir Mataki, Permanent Secretary for Environment and Climate Change, Solomon Islands

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