Overall Green alert Flood
in Papua New Guinea

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102022
Death: 0
Displaced: 1250
Countries: Papua New Guinea
From - To 05 May - 07 May


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Papua New Guinea, May 2023Local media reported heavy rain caused several incidents of flooding and landslides parts of Papua New Guinea in May 2023. On 06 May flooding and landslides were reported in parts of West New Britain Province, affecting homes and roads. Local officials said 1,250 families were displaced in several areas including Talasea and Kimbe. Heavy rain caused a landslide in Wapenamanda District in Enga Province on 13 May 2023, completely blocking a road for several days, negatively impacting the local community. The landslide was cleared using explosives on 23 May.# On 17 May flooding struck in South Fly District district of the Western Province, where homes, crops and water infrastructure were damaged in particular in Giringare, Binaturi and Oriomo-Bituri. Very heavy rain was reported in Rabaul in the East New Britain Province on 22 May.Tue 23 May 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
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